RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Hiring is picking up across the nation and in the Triangle.

Local hiring activity is trending up on major job boards., for example, shows 44,109 total jobs in Wake County, which is nearly 4,000 more than last week’s count., which tracks tech jobs, has 2,370 more job openings in Chapel Hill than it did a week ago, along with +1,426 additional jobs in Raleigh and +1,464 jobs in Durham. also reported more Triangle listings.

However, jobs listings did fall on LinkedIn and Glassdoor.

Openings are plentiful in the Triangle, particularly in fields like software engineering, manufacturing, IT, and life science research and development, as today’s Jobs Report shows.

The local trend follows national and North Carolina data.

The national job market got a major boost last month, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.  In October, 531,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added nationwide, the largest monthly jump since July. The BLS’s establishment survey data reports notable gains across leisure and hospitality (adding 164,000 jobs), professional and business services (+100,000 jobs), manufacturing (+60,000), and transportation and warehousing (+54,000). The national unemployment rate also fell to 4.6% from 4.8% in September.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce also released its September county-level employment data last week, showing that the Raleigh and Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan statistical areas had the lowest unemployment rates of all other metros statewide, at 3.1%. Overall, North Carolina’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) stands at about 3.8%.

Most measures of labor market ‘improved significantly’

WRAL TechWire’s 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.

Here’s what’s new since last week’s Jobs Report.

National Job Boards

Here’s a look at the total number of local jobs posted on national job boards compared to last week, as of Sunday afternoon.

  • Adzuna:
    • ⇑ Wake County: 44,109 jobs (+3,893 from a week ago)
    • ⇑ Raleigh: 21,809 (+1,209)
    • ⇑ Durham County: 11,214 (+1,260)
  • (using the 5-mile radius filter):
    • ⇑ Raleigh: 17,129 (+1,426)
    • ⇑ Durham: 16,925 (+1,464)
    • ⇑ Chapel Hill: 17,648 (+2,370)
  • Glassdoor 36,497 jobs across the Research Triangle Park area (-8,019)
  • Indeed (5-mile radius filter):
    • ⇑ Raleigh: 16,854 (+1,977)
    • ⇑ Durham: 9,971 (+775)
    • ⇑ Chapel Hill: 3,583 (+757)
  • InHerSight: Pages upon pages of jobs across the RTP area
  • LinkedIn (using the “exact location” and “0-miles” filters):
    • ⇓ Raleigh: 28,995 (-555), with 9,342 jobs posted in the past week
    • ⇓ Durham: 13,223 (-651), with 2,777 jobs posted in the past week
    • ⇓ Chapel Hill: 2,449 (-76), with 436 jobs posted in the past week
  • Remote Tech Jobs: Several remote jobs offered by Triangle-area employers
  • ZipRecruiter (5-mile filter):
    • ⇓ Raleigh: 32,313 (-464)
    • ⇓ Durham: 14,504 (-16)
    • ⇑ Chapel Hill: 3,716 (+230)

Startup Job Search Sites

Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (269 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (6,882 results in and around Raleigh), Indeed (362 startup jobs in/near RTP), and AngelList (job openings in Raleigh, Durham and across North Carolina).

Here’s a look at local and regional job sites, listed in alphabetical order:

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. AMA Triangle provides professional training, free career webinars and a job board offering free resume placement for marketing professionals.

As of Sunday afternoon, AMA Triangle’s job board shows 73 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 33 in Durham and 17 in Chapel Hill (using the 25-mile radius filter).

Two new jobs were added to the site over the last seven days:

  • The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is hiring a tourism marketing director in Raleigh.
  • The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks a public relations and international tourism manager.

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. As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 251 jobs at 42 companies.

Several jobs were added over the last week:

  • Workforce software provider CloudFactory is looking to hire a pricing analyst in Raleigh.
  • CureMint, a dental procurement software firm, is hiring a remote software engineering manager and a software engineer.
  • FeedStation, an e-commerce software provider, seeks a computer science intern (winter/spring 2022) in Durham.
  • Kinston-based private jet company flyExclusive is hiring experienced pilots for its CE-560XL positions.
  • Energy data software provider Kevala is hiring a remote application software engineer.
  • Raleigh-based edtech startup LearnPlatform is hiring a content specialist and an event marketing specialist in Raleigh. It also added a remote position for a regional vice president of sales.
  • Durham-based data science firm NoviSci posted jobs for a senior clinical research associate, a medical science liaison, a clinical operations director, and a senior clinical operations director.
  • Insurtech startup Noyo seeks a remote customer success manager.
  • Furniture company Nugget posted is hiring a lead warehouse operator, an inventory and procurement manager, and a manufacturing process engineer in Butner.
  • Insurtech startup Policygenius is looking to add a junior customer success associate to its team in Durham.
  • Durham-based payments software provider Spreedly is hiring an assistant controller and a product management director.
  • Durham publishing startup Written Word Media is hiring a remote content specialist.

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.

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.

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 others.

Leadership Triangle

Leadership Triangle’s job board is packed with local jobs. The site displays 639 openings at 28 companies as of Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what’s been posted in the last week:

  • Blue Cross NC added several positions in Durham, including financial analyst, account manager, group service consultant, senior financial analyst, compliance program manager, director of actuarial services Medicare, senior strategic advisor, senior healthcare program developer, FEP case manager, director of medical management strategy and innovation, pharmacy services specialist, senior risk advisor, staff actuary, assistant actuary, senior divisional planning advisor, portfolio analyst, principal strategic advisor in enterprise strategy (multiple openings), actuarial analyst and lead program manager of commercial appeals.
  • Burt’s Bees is hiring a plant electrical engineer in Morrisville and an R&D senior scientist in Durham.
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company (WRAL TechWire’s parent company) is hiring a consumer investigative reporter, an account coordinator and a director/producer in Raleigh, as well as a promotions director in Durham.
  • Coastal Credit Union added three openings for a systems analyst, a recruiting coordinator and a sales coordinator in Raleigh.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Durham seeks a volunteer management intern.
  • Medicago is hiring a quality assurance associate and a pharmaceutical manufacturing site director in Durham.
  • North Carolina Central University in Durham posted nearly a dozen positions, including director of undergraduate admissions, career development coordinator, admissions counselor, associate director of admissions, assistant professor (communication sciences and disorders), technology support analysts, property security officer, director of development, and dean of the college of health and sciences, and student services specialist.
  • Nugget in Butner is hiring a manufacturing process engineer, a lead warehouse operator, and an inventory and procurement manager.
  • Truist posted several jobs at its Triangle-area locations. Openings include tellers and senior tellers, senior relationship bankers, universal bankers, cybersecurity engineer, branch leader, enterprise data senior manager, senior IT solutions architect, scrum master, commercial real estate counsel, fiduciary support specialist, cybersecurity group manager, Oracle database administrator, commercial banker, senior Splunk engineer, IT project analyst, SQL server database administrators, wealth trust account services analyst and insurance senior administrative assistant.
  • William Peace University in Raleigh is looking to add a head coach of women’s soccer and a director of admissions.


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.

Dozens of jobs were added to NCBiotech’s board over the last week (since Nov. 1):

  • Learning experience designer, GMP analyst, principal investigator, QA auditor, GMP scientist and study coordinator at BioAgilytix in Durham
  • GMP technical operations scientist/engineer and research technician at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute in Durham
  • Lab assistant at EpiCypher in Durham
  • Scientific consultant/grant writing specialist at Eva Garland Consulting in Raleigh
  • Associate scientist at Lindy Biosciences in Durham
  • Chemist/biochemist intern and entry-level chemist or biochemist at MedKoo in Durham
  • Merck & Co. added several job openings in Durham, including engineering specialist, HVAC/refrigeration engineer, quality control specialist, senior operations technicians, senior technician, lead operations technician, lead technician, senior facility maintenance technician, oncology sales specialist, 2022 manufacturing science and technology intern, senior quality assurance specialist, quality control associate director, operations manager and associate director of operations.
  • NCBiotech’s Veterans Outreach Program posted two military internships for maintenance mechanics and warehouse operations.
  • Lead discovery scientist/senior scientist at Ribometrix in Durham
  • Engineering associate at Scion NeuroStim in Durham
  • Seqirus in Holly Springs added over a dozen jobs, including small scale filling manufacturing associate, technology transfer engineer, cell and molecular analytics scientist, mRNA development and pilot plant scientific associates, senior process development/mRNA scientist, separations scientific associate, immunology QC analyst, R&D material batch disposition quality manager, logistics/stability analyst, head of supply chain, technical services engineers, senior MS&T manager, front line QA specialist, scientific associate, manufacturing associate, HR business consultant, and associate scientist in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.


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 (full-time or part-time) and experience level.

Only one new job was added to the site last week: IT software provider N-able is looking to hire a lead DevOps engineer in Morrisville.


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.

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

More than 1,770 resumes were updated on the site in the past week, as of Sunday evening. NCWorks reports thousands of available positions across the Triangle area.

In Wake County, the top employers with the most job openings on NCWorks are*:

  • Wake County Public School System
  • North Carolina State University
  • WakeMed Health and Hospitals
  • UNC Health Care System

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

  • Duke University
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Cree Wolfspeed
  • Duke University Health System
  • Duke University and Duke University Health System

And here are the top employers in Orange County:

  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Health Care System
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Orange County Schools

*Note: This data was gathered through NCWorks’ Labor Market Information portal. NC Commerce confirmed with TechWire that this search pathway has a thorough process to remove duplicate job listings. Check employers’ websites directly for the latest information.

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 356 positions at 31 companies, as of Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what’s new on the site over the last week:

  • Local edtech startup LearnPlatform is hiring a remote regional vice president of sales and an event marketing specialist and a content specialist in Raleigh.
  • Levitate, a client communications software firm, is hiring a mid-senior platform developer and a mid-senior front-end developer in Raleigh.
  • Raleigh software startup Pendo posted openings for a senior accountant, an events director and a corporate account manager.
  • Pivotal IT Services is hiring for several jobs in Raleigh (or remote). Openings include robotic process automation engineer, salesforce engineer, senior dynamics 365 developer, full-stack developer and human-centered UX/UI designer.
  • PublicInput, a community engagement platform for government agencies, added a few remote jobs, including senior front-end engineer with .NET experience, director of finance and revenue operations manager.
  • Veeva Systems, a cloud software provider with an office in Raleigh, is seeking talent for several remote positions: Business systems analyst, product manager, security compliance specialist, solutions consultant, commercial strategy consultants, Android development leader, data science director, principal software engineers (multiple openings across macOS, iOS, Java, machine learning and front-end development), product managers, R&D sales manager, senior data scientists, senior DevOps engineer, senior software engineers (openings across Android, developer productivity, frameworks and tooling, front-end, iOS, Java, machine learning, macOS, Python, site reliability and infrastructure), senior sustaining engineer, Java software architect, iOS software engineer, sustaining data ops engineer, UI architect, automation engineer, implementation consultant and proposal manager.

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.

Triangle Region Job Board

Leadership Triangle, Raleigh Founded and American Underground recently teamed up to create the Triangle Region Job Board, which synthesizes all of the openings posted on the organizations’ job boards. (Those openings are listed under their respective subheadings above.)

As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 1,906 jobs from 86 companies. The latest Triangle-area openings (excluding remote jobs) come from the following employers:

  • Blue Cross NC (Durham)
  • Burt’s Bees (Morrisville and Durham)
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company (Raleigh)
  • Citrix (Raleigh)
  • CloudFactory (Raleigh)
  • Coastal Credit Union (Raleigh)
  • FeedStation (Durham)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Durham
  • LearnPlatform (Raleigh)
  • Levitate (Raleigh)
  • Medicago (Durham)
  • North Carolina Central University (Durham)
  • Nugget (Butner)
  • Pendo (Raleigh)
  • Pivotal IT Services (Raleigh)
  • Policygenius (Durham)
  • Spreedly (Durham)
  • Truist (multiple locations)
  • Veeva Systems (Raleigh)
  • William Peace University (Raleigh)

Work in the Triangle

Work in the Triangle, a Wake County Economic Development program, shares new openings daily through its Twitter feed, @WorkTriangleNC. And the search continues to be intense for talent to fill thousands of open jobs both inside and outside the Triangle tech sector.

Every Tuesday, Work in the Triangle’s #TriangleTuesdays hashtag lists hot jobs.

Posts from last Tuesday (Nov. 2) included openings from:

Scroll through the #TriangleTuesdays hashtag on Twitter for more details on the openings.

New Jobs at Mycovia Pharmaceuticals

Last month, RTP-based Mycovia Pharmaceuticals told TechWire that it’s hiring for several positions in project management, market access, insights and analytics, marketing and quality assurance. The late-stage biopharma company is developing drugs to meet women’s health needs.

A Mycovia spokesperson says it plans to add around nine employees through the fourth quarter of 2021. Its current headcount is 21.

Open positions include:

  • Commercial project manager
  • Director of trade and patient support
  • Senior director of pricing and contract analytics
  • VP of value access and trade
  • Senior director of insights and analytics
  • Senior product manager
  • Quality assurance manager

Read more and apply here.

New Jobs at Terra Dotta

Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta told TechWire in late-August that it’s continuing to hire in the greater RTP area and anticipates another 10 new hires across sales, product development and marketing before the end of the year. The firm already has about 35 employees in the Triangle area.

Its latest openings are for a product marketing manager and a professional services manager. Read more and apply here.

The boost in hiring comes as the company just made the Inc. 5000 list and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Terra Dotta CEO Anthony Rotoli says, “This level of growth isn’t as common in a more mature company, but we are actively hiring to continue a high growth trajectory and support the international program and global engagement priorities of higher education, both in North Carolina and nationwide.”

Upcoming Job Fairs and Career Events

NC State’s Data Science Virtual Career Expo: Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)

NC State students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in data science can join this virtual career expo to meet employers and learn more about the field.

Startup Internship Meet and Greet: Nov. 10, 4 p.m. @UNC Chapel Hill, Polk Place

Innovate Carolina and Central Carolina Community College are hosting an event for students to network and explore internship opportunities with local startups.

Zebulon Chamber Job Fair: Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @The Society Room at Olde Raleigh Distillery

The Zebulon Chamber of Commerce is hosting an in-person job fair for the public. Job seekers can attend for free.

NC State’s Spatial Connect Virtual Career Fair: Nov. 17, 1-5 p.m. (online)

Students interested in geospatial analytics and spatial data science can join this virtual career fair to network with employers and learn more about the field.

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.

More 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: