Back office functions of a company support the work of front office employees, who are typically working directly with the consumers or clients. Wilkes County has a skilled and dependable workforce that provides back office support, such as administrative, customer service, installation, accounting, management and logistics to large organizations. Two examples of local back office centers are Lowe’s Companies and Samaritan’s Purse. Lowe’s Contact Center in Wilkesboro employs 1,300 and provides worldwide customer support. Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization, has a warehouse and several office buildings in Wilkes County where it stores disaster relief supplies, maintains its disaster response units, provides training and operates volunteer services and other departments. Samaritan’s Purse is expanding its operations in Wilkes County.