RALEIGH – Companies across North Carolina are still looking to fill information technology jobs despite the ongoing pandemic.

Nearly 28,000 jobs were available in March, according to the North Carolina Technology Association’s monthly Tech Talent Trends Alert.

However, COVID-19 hit North Carolina hard in mid-March so the jobs figure is likely to have dropped as companies implent furloughs and layoffs , hold off on hiring, or move to cut expenditures. Overall, more than 500,000 North Carolinians have applied for unemployment although few layoffs have been disclosed publicly in the tech sector.

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“North Carolina IT job openings in March dipped from February, and also were down 5.7% from March of 2019,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH, a business advocacy group.  “This mirrors the decline nationally, and certainly is driven by the business impact of COVID-19 that began to hit in earnest in the second half of March.”

A recent NC TECH survey of its membership found that many companies were still hiring.

Learn more about the report at this site.

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