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Diversity and Inclusion at First Bank.

Recognizing, appreciating, and
accepting our differences.
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A culture of respect and inclusion

We’re dedicated to helping our customers achieve their dreams, supporting our communities, and providing a positive and inclusive work environment for all of our employees. Our Promise to Service Excellence (our internal lodestar) guides everything we do, including our lending practices, vendor selection, how we hire, and the organizations we choose to support.

We know that together—by recognizing, respecting, and accepting our differences—we are a more successful bank, employer, and community partner.


The Corporate Diversity Council

Established in 2020, the First Bank Diversity Council represents the ideas and concerns of our associates regarding Diversity and Inclusion, and works to align these efforts with Our Promise to Service Excellence. The Council is led by Richard Moore, CEO of First Bancorp (First Bank’s holding company).

Council members:
  • Reflect a diverse mix of associates from various regions and departments of the organization.
  • Provide advice and assistance to leadership in promoting respect, inclusion, opportunity, and community in the workplace.
  • Recommend actions for improvement and identify barriers that impede progress.

The Council is focused on improvement in three key objectives:

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Ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

All First Bank employees are encouraged to attend diversity, equity, and inclusion training as part of their professional development. Topics covered include exploring unconscious bias, equality versus equity, cultural diversity, and more. The goal is to continue to enhance empathy, expand understanding, and create a more open and welcoming culture in which everyone in the organization has opportunities to thrive.

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Vendor Partners

As with our employees, customers, and in our communities, First Bank strives to make partnerships with local and diverse companies, agencies, and service vendors—with a particular emphasis on small- to medium-sized businesses.

First Bancorp is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please call HR at (910) 572-3168 or email hr@localfirstbank.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Our active commitment to equal opportunity employment reflects our faith in people. It is the policy of the Company to recruit and hire qualified applicants without regard to age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Similarly, the Company is committed to administering wages, salaries, benefits and opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, training, promotion, and transfer without regard to age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer as defined by the EEO Commission.

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