RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Threats of variant “D” amid a renewed COVID-19 assault have – so far anyway – not driven down demand for talent across the Triangle region with job sites continuing to list 50,000 or more openings.

But there has been an uptick in unemployment rates in the state’s metro areas. Is that reason for concern?

“These numbers still look good to me,” said N.C. State economist Dr. Mike Walden. “Since the numbers are not seasonally adjusted, comparing today to the same month in 2020 is essential. The report states that the non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was lower in June 2021 compared to June 2020 in all 100 counties. This is a big positive.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce reported last week that each of the state’s 15 metro areas saw rising unemployment rates in June. That includes Durham-Chapel Hill, which had the lowest rate out of all metro areas (at 4.1%), and Orange County, with the lowest of all counties (at 3.7%). Raleigh came in at 4.2%.

Both the Durham and Raleigh metro area rates were up 0.4% from May.

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These figures are subject to seasonal changes. On a positive note, however, North Carolina has added 376,701 workers statewide since June 2020—speaking to the state’s ongoing economic recovery efforts.

WRAL TechWire is tracking the Triangle’s job trends as the region continues its economic recovery. Our weekly Jobs Report compiles the latest information from the region’s top job boards, offering a breakdown of how many jobs are posted, which companies are hiring and for what positions. We’ve also included upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources and a list of Twitter accounts that track local job openings.

Let’s highlight what’s new on the job boards since last week’s Jobs Report:

National Job Boards

National job boards show thousands of opportunities in the Triangle:

  • Adzuna: 35,066 jobs in Wake County, 18,852 in Raleigh and 10,514 in Durham County
  • (using the 5-mile radius filter): 12,579 jobs in Raleigh, 12,313 in Durham and 12,076 in Chapel Hill
  • Glassdoor: 45,825 jobs across the Triangle area
  • Indeed (5-mile radius filter): 12,726 jobs in Raleigh, 6,331 in Durham and 3,264 in Chapel Hill
  • InHerSight: Pages upon pages of jobs across the RTP area
  • LinkedIn (using the “exact location” filter): 55,779 jobs in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, including 26,917 in Raleigh, 12,691 in Durham and 2,260 in Chapel Hill
  • Manpower (20-mile radius): 16 jobs in Raleigh, 12 in Durham and 11 in Chapel Hill
  • Remote Tech Jobs: Several remote jobs offered by Triangle-area employers
  • ZipRecruiter (5-mile filter): More than 33,702 jobs in Raleigh, 15,889 in Durham and 4,894 in Chapel Hill

Startup Job Search Sites

Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (210 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (1,375 results in and around Raleigh), Indeed (238 startup jobs in/near RTP), and AngelList (job openings in Raleigh, Durham and across North Carolina).

AMA Triangle

AMA Triangle, the fifth-largest chapter in American Marketing Association’s nationwide network, aims to be a go-to resource for all things marketing in the Triangle — serving over 470 members. AMA Triangle provides professional training, free career webinars and a job board offering free resume placement for marketing professionals. Every month, it hosts a free “Transitions Mastermind” program for job seekers and those seeking advice on career improvement.

AMA Triangle’s job board currently shows 93 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 51 results in Durham and 44 results in Chapel Hill (with the 25-mile radius filter).

Several jobs were added over the past week:

  • The North Carolina Healthcare Association, a hospital trade association, seeks a communications specialist in Cary.
  • Duke Alumni Engagement and Development seeks a digital communications specialist and a graphic designer.
  • NC State University is hiring an assistant vice provost for marketing, communications and partnership development, as well as a marketing and customer journey specialist.
  • The NC Department of Health and Human Services is looking to hire a senior communications director in Raleigh.
  • The American Dance Festival is hiring a marketing and audience services associate in Durham.
  • Pharma giant Merck & Co. added several listings for one role at its Triangle-area offices: Associate director of digital marketing for the company’s vaccines portfolio.

American Underground

Durham-based startup hub American Underground regularly posts job openings on its job board. Job seekers can filter their search by job function, location, company, industry and job title. The site currently shows 207 jobs at 30 companies.

Several jobs were posted in the last week:

  • Insurtech startup Policygenius added several job listings in Durham: Bilingual sales associates, CRM manager, junior quoting specialist, junior sales associates, people analytics and compensation managers, quoting and underwriting specialist, remote sales associates, senior CRM associate, product design lead and senior software engineers.
  • Durham dental business software firm CureMint is looking to hire a senior product designer.
  • EnMass Energy, a supply chain procurement and operations platform, is hiring for several roles in Durham (all have a remote option): B2B marketing manager, technical product manager, MBA summer analyst, engineering intern, data science intern and marketing intern.

Bio Jobs Hub

Earlier this year, WRAL TechWire and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center launched a Bio Jobs Hub platform focused on biopharma manufacturing — one of North Carolina’s largest industries, employing over 26,000 people.

So far this year, North Carolina has welcomed 15 expansion announcements from life science firms, corresponding to $2.9 billion in investment and more than 2,600 jobs.

Typical biopharma jobs include process technicians, maintenance and/or instrumentation technicians, quality assurance and quality control associates, process development scientists and process engineers. This industry also offers competitive entry-level salaries, from $42,000 to $60,000.

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Scientists, skilled laborers and recent graduates can use the Bio Jobs Hub resource to find career and training opportunities in their area. Users can search by location, job category/activity and region.

Many biopharma companies are hiring in the Triangle, including large employers like Biogen in Research Triangle Park, bioMérieux in Durham, GSK in Zebulon, Merck & Co. in Durham, Novo Nordisk in Durham and Clayton, Pfizer in Sanford, and many more.


The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s extensive jobs board lists open jobs and internships from local life science companies and research organizations. Users can filter by job category, employment type (full-time, part-time and contractor), keywords, postal code and radius.

NCBiotech also touts jobs through its Bio Jobs Hub program.

Over the last week (since July 26), over a dozen new jobs were added to NCBiotech’s board, including:

  • Research technician and lab research analyst at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute in Durham
  • Research and clinical laboratory scientist at Galaxy Diagnostics in RTP
  • Clinical operations vice president at Parion Sciences in Durham
  • Associate manufacturing scientist, scientist in upstream process development, senior virology scientist, and analytical science and technology lead at BridgeBio Gene Therapy in Raleigh
  • R&D scientist/associate at BioAesthetics Corporation in RTP
  • Study coordinator at BioAgilytix in Durham
  • Regulatory specialist at Plant Response in Durham
  • Analytical scientist, analytical technician and upstream process development scientist at Shattuck Labs in Durham
  • Pharma giant Merck & Co. posted several new jobs at its Triangle locations:
    • Associate engineering specialist
    • Associate and senior operations technicians
    • Senior operations specialist
    • Associate director of operations
    • Senior instrumentation technician
    • Associate director / digital marketing lead of vaccine portfolio
    • Senior calibration technician
    • Associate director of oncology key account implementation planning
    • Associate director of external quality assurance
    • Global oncology policy director
    • Associate director of manufacturing operations
    • Lead operations and maintenance technicians
    • Senior utilities engineering specialist
    • Senior quality assurance specialist
  • Finance and operations controller in Raleigh (via Career Foundations)
  • Regulatory operations associate director in Morrisville (via Advanced Recruiting Partners)
  • Associate scientist in Morrisville (via Advanced Recruiting Partners)


The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) has an interactive job board you can use to find your next career opportunity. Users can search by keyword, location, category, type (contract, full-time, part-time or temp to full-time), experience and education level.

Only two new jobs were posted last week: Google is looking to hire two software engineers to work with its video team in Durham.


NCWorks, the statewide job search portal run by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, has nearly 100 career centers located across the state. Users can filter NCWorks’ database by keyword, location, occupation group or specific occupations, minimum acceptable salary, education level, job sources and date posted. NCWorks also has a mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The NCWorks website contains a COVID-19 job board that lists companies hiring to fill immediate technical and healthcare needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Carolina military veterans, transitioning service members and spouses can find additional resources on NCWorks’ separate veterans portal.

NCWorks reports thousands of available positions. More than 4,500 people added or updated their resumes at the site in the past week, as of Sunday evening.

Here are the top 10 Wake County-based employers with the most job openings:

  • Wake County Public School System (2,854 jobs)
  • WakeMed Health and Hospitals (1,340)
  • UNC Health Care System (1,005)
  • NC State University (853)
  • UNC Rockingham Health Care (566)
  • Deloitte (563)
  • University of North Carolina (490)
  • Facebook (467)
  • Accenture (463)
  • McDonald’s Corporation (439)

Here are the top companies/organizations by job openings in Durham County:

  • Duke University (1,548)
  • IBM (1,235)
  • IQVIA (617)
  • Duke University Health System (375)
  • Fidelity Investments (358)
  • Laboratory Corporation of America (223)
  • Durham Public Schools (200)
  • Cree Wolfspeed (194)
  • BAYADA Home Health Care (188)
  • KBI Biopharma (180)

And here are the top employers in Orange County:

  • UNC Health Care System (1,120)
  • UNC Rockingham Health Care (594)
  • UNC Chapel Hill (560)
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (241)
  • ARAMARK Corporation (116)
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation (81)
  • AHS NurseStat (76)
  • McDonald’s Corporation (46)
  • Food Lion (42)
  • Orange County Schools (38)

Raleigh Founded

Raleigh Founded, a startup incubator and coworking space, has its own job board. Job seekers can filter results by company, company size or industry.

The site currently lists 177 positions at 28 companies, as of Aug. 1.

Several new jobs were added over the past week:

  • Raleigh startup Pendo added listings for a site reliability engineer, an AR manager, a back end engineer, a senior back end engineer, a diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator, a senior manager of field marketing, a senior marketing operations manager, a senior scrum master, a global payroll and equity manager, and a senior analyst.
  • Veeva Systems, a cloud software provider, is looking to hire a director of strategy in Raleigh.
  •, a community engagement platform for government agencies and consultants, is hiring for several positions in Raleigh: Account executive, technical product manager, business development representative, solution architect and sales development representative.
  • Rezdy, a booking software provider, is hiring an inside sales representative in Raleigh.

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

This isn’t a job board per se, but the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s list of job search sources is a helpful resource for job seekers in the clean energy sector. The list has links to career opportunities from the organization’s members and partners.

New Jobs at CureMint

American Underground-based CureMint, a startup with a procurement software platform for dental organizations, tells TechWire it is looking to add new talent to its team. It has openings for several positions:

  • Senior full stack software engineer
  • Mid level full stack software engineer
  • Senior product manager
  • UX designer
  • Senior UX designer
  • Product manager

Read more and apply here.

New Jobs at Terra Dotta

Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta tells TechWire it’s looking to fill several jobs across its product development, sales, support, finance and accounting teams.

Open positions include senior software engineer, junior software engineer, software architect and product owner. Interested job seekers can read more and apply here.

The company’s CEO, Anthony Rotoli, cited the return of international travel and new developments in the education technology industry as reasons to ramp up hiring.

“We remained conservative with hiring during the pandemic, but we’ve had tremendous growth and are now expanding our team in the Triangle area and beyond to deliver on the increasing interest in global engagement opportunities and the technology to support it – both with travel resuming and with the evolution of new ways to deliver international education experiences virtually and on college campuses,” Rotoli stated.

Upcoming Job Fairs

BioNetwork Virtual Career Fair: August 4, 3-6 p.m. (online)

This virtual career fair will feature more than 25 biopharmaceutical companies and staffing agencies from across North Carolina that are looking to fill 100 biomanufacturing jobs. The event targets BioWork certificate, life science degree and BioNetwork students, but anyone can attend. More TechWire coverage here.

NCWorks Orange County Southern Hospitality Hiring Series: Aug. 27, 9. a.m. – 12 p.m. @Europa Center in Chapel Hill

This summer, NCWorks of Orange County is hosting a series of hiring events featuring local restaurants, hotels, craft brewing companies, caterers, venues and more hospitality industry employers.

CRO Career Conversations: September 8, 5:30-7 p.m. (online)

In this virtual event, attendees will hear from contract research organization (CRO) industry professionals as they discuss their career paths and responsibilities.

NC TECH Virtual Job Expo: Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (online)

The North Carolina Technology Association’s virtual job fair will connect employers to job seekers looking for work in a tech role or to support a tech company. The event is free for candidates and job seekers.

Wake Tech Community College Business & IT Spring 2022 Career Fair: Feb. 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

In February 2022, Wake Tech will host an online job fair for business and information technology students looking for new career opportunities.

Job Resources for Local Students

If you’re a student looking for an internship or entry-level position at a local company or organization, your university has resources to help you get started. Quick links below:

Twitter Accounts to Follow

Here are some locally run Twitter accounts that regularly share job openings in the Triangle: