RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Companies in the Triangle and across the U.S. continue to hunt for talent to fill thousands of jobs locally and millions nationally, with stepped-up hiring plans making the employment market even stronger for job seekers. 

The national job market continues to bounce back from pandemic lows, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report indicating sustained growth across key sectors of the economy. U.S. employers added a better-than-expected total of 678,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell to a new pandemic-era low of 3.8%.

Separately, a new report from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) provides a glimpse into how business executives are thinking about their hiring plans this quarter. Last week, the organization released its Q1 2022 business and industry economic outlook survey, drawing responses from 461 executives.

The survey found that 33% of all companies report having an appropriate number of employees, a 6% drop from the fourth quarter of 2021. Of the 57% of respondents reporting too few employees, 12% said they’re hesitant to ramp up hiring due to current conditions, while 45% plan to bring on more employees in the near future. 

Additionally, the number of executives reporting an excess of employees increased from a low of 2% last quarter to 5% this quarter.

A look at executives' hiring plans in the first quarter of 2022.

A look at executives’ hiring plans in the first quarter of 2022. (Source: AICPA Q1 2022 Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey)

It’s important to note that the survey was completed before Russia invaded Ukraine in late-February, so financial uncertainties are bound to increase in AICPA’s next quarterly report. Still, the availability of skilled personnel remains the second-largest challenge facing organizations today, behind inflation.

Where Does the Triangle Stand?

As with the national workforce, the Triangle’s job market is steadily recovering from the lows brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pace of hiring has been somewhat erratic in recent weeks.

Every Sunday, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of local positions posted on national job boards, then we compare it to the previous week’s count. Our latest results are somewhat mixed, keeping with the trend of recent weeks. Thousands of jobs were added across Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill on Adzuna and, while other sites such as LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter show drops over the last seven days. (See the full breakdown in the section below.)

A consistent theme in today’s local job market is the spread of tech demand outside of the tech sector: As NC TECH President and CEO Brooks Raiford told TechWire last week, the growth of tech workers in non-tech jobs is expanding even faster than at tech companies. The demand is especially high at finance and insurance firms, a sector that is well-represented in the following Jobs Report. From Truist to Bank of America to Blue Cross NC, major employers are continually growing their tech workforce in the Triangle area.

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 what positions are most in-demand. 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 is 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: 53,320 jobs (+5,937 from a week ago)
    • ⇑ Raleigh: 27,719 (+3,305)
    • ⇑ Durham County: 13,677 (+1,220)
    • ⇑ Johnston County: 3,005 (+23)
  • (using the 5-mile radius filter):
    • ⇓ Raleigh: 19,352 (-147)
    • ⇓ Durham: 19,214 (-131)
    • ⇓ Chapel Hill: 18,936 (-167)
  • Glassdoor: 39,575 jobs across the Research Triangle Park area (+1,400)
  • Indeed (5-mile radius filter):
    • ⇑ Raleigh: 18,457 (+1,044)
    • ⇑ Durham: 11,519 (+1,199)
    • ⇑ Chapel Hill: 5,252 (+783)
    • ⇑ Johnston County: 1,022 (+30)
  • InHerSight: Pages upon pages of jobs across the RTP area
  • LinkedIn (using the “exact location” and “0-miles” filters):
    • ⇓ Raleigh: 32,233 (-2,094), with 10,302 jobs posted in the past week
    • ⇓ Durham: 16,102 (-1,563), with 3,194 jobs posted in the past week
    • ⇑ Chapel Hill: 2,738 (+25), with 593 jobs posted in the past week
    • ⇓ Johnston County: 1,475 (-102), with 359 jobs posted in the past week
  • Remote Tech Jobs: Several remote jobs offered by Triangle-area employers
  • ZipRecruiter (5-mile filter):
    • ⇓ Raleigh: 41,846 (-1,669)
    • ⇓ Durham: 17,435 (-1,258)
    • ⇓ Chapel Hill: 3,893 (-182)
    •  Johnston County: 362 (+8)

Startup Job Search Sites

Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (289 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (13,239 results in and around Raleigh), Indeed (394 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. The organization 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 111 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 45 in Durham and 25 in Chapel Hill (using the 25-mile radius filter).

Three local jobs were added to the site over the last week:

  • Compass Financial Partners, a Marsh & McLennan Agency company, seeks a client relations and marketing manager in Raleigh.
  • Enact Mortgage Insurance is hiring a marketing operations manager in Raleigh.
  • North Carolina State University is looking to add an assistant director of marketing content to its University Communications and Marketing office in Raleigh.

American Underground

Durham-based startup hub American Underground regularly posts job openings on its job board. Job seekers can filter their search by company, location and job function.

As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 288 jobs at 49 companies. Nine new jobs were added to the site over the last week:

  • Durham-based CureMint, a dental procurement software firm, seeks a remote senior software engineer.
  • FeedStation, an e-commerce software provider, is looking to hire a computer science intern in Durham.
  • Edtech startup LearnPlatform is hiring an accounting manager in Raleigh (or remote).
  • Insurtech startup Policygenius seeks a senior information security engineer in Durham.
  • Durham’s ProcessMaker, a workflow automation software provider, posted two openings for a customer success manager and a professional services team lead.
  • Payments software provider Spreedly is hiring a technical project manager in Durham (or remote).
  • Edtech startup Upswing seeks an online American sign language tutor (remote).
  • Pet food company Wild Earth posted an opening for a junior accountant in Raleigh.

Bio Jobs Hub

Last 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.

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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 others.

Leadership Triangle

Leadership Triangle’s job board is packed with local jobs. The site displays 629 openings at 30 companies as of Sunday afternoon.

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

  • Bank of America is hiring two wealth management client associates in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, a credit solutions advisor in Fuquay Varina and a relationship manager business owner specialist in Chapel Hill.
  • Blue Cross NC posted over a dozen positions in Durham, including chief actuary VP, senior data and technology advisor, program manager associate (commercial and concierge), senior integration architect, senior developer, business process auditor, senior Salesforce administrator, information security architecture manager, IT strategy and transformation director, senior financial advisor, senior IT auditor, client delivery expert, senior infrastructure design engineer and corporate compliance consultant.
  • Burt’s Bees seeks two material handlers, two pre-weigh associates and a quality lab manager in Morrisville.
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company (WRAL TechWire’s parent company) in Raleigh seeks a senior account executive, a senior accountant, a breaking news multimedia journalist, a radio air personality and an executive producer. And in Durham, the company is hiring a real estate business unit controller.
  • Coastal Credit Union is hiring a card services manager, a cybersecurity analyst, a fraud investigator, a deposit services manager and a senior indirect underwriter in Raleigh.
  • Compass Center for Women and Families posted four openings for an emergency housing coordinator, a director of domestic violence crisis services, a client services manager and a stability housing coordinator.
  • Medicago posted two job openings for a supply chain analyst and a senior product quality assurance associate in Durham.
  • North Carolina Central University added over a dozen positions in Durham, including assistant admissions director, fitness and wellness coordinator, supplemental instruction director, administrative support associate, football equipment manager, business officer, finance and analytics officer, technology support analyst, technical/student printing support analyst, executive assistant, public safety supervisor MMR, accounting technician (two openings), executive assistant, facilities MRR engineer, and assistant director of utilities services and operations.
  • Truist posted several tech-specific job openings in Raleigh, including cybersecurity program senior strategists (two openings – cyber resilience tester and cyber resilience analyst), cybersecurity threat senior analyst, senior financial analyst, IT project manager, distributed systems software engineer, mainframe developer software engineer, data scientist, software engineering director, software engineer, IT project analyst/senior business analyst, brokerage registered client service associate, internal auditor and remote senior data engineer.
  • William Peace University is hiring an associate registrar and an advancement and alumni relations events manager in Raleigh.


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.

Here is what’s new over the last week:

  • Associate scientist at Altis Biosystems in Durham
  • Lab research analyst and GMP analytical technician at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute in Durham
  • Research technician at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute in Durham
  • Research associate in skeletal muscle biology and disease and postdoctoral fellows in heart regeneration and human skeletal muscle disease modeling and therapy at Duke University’s Bursac Lab
  • Senior safety physician at Full Scale Solutions in Morrisville
  • Quality control specialist at ImmunoReagents in Raleigh
  • Marketing and communications intern at Lindy Biosciences in Durham
  • Merck & Co. posted several openings in Durham, including senior HPV technical operations specialist, quality control manager, technical engineering specialist, operations technician, engineering projects specialist, senior financial planning and analysis specialist, senior business consulting specialist, operations manager, environmental monitoring quality operations specialist, quality control specialist, associate warehouse technician, senior quality specialist in maintenance and reliability engineering, senior engineering maintenance technician, senior site learning specialist, manufacturing automation specialist, lead maintenance technician, automation engineer, senior manufacturing operations technician, business support specialist, and associate specialist in maintenance, repair and operations.
  • Training and development manager at Merz Therapeutics in Raleigh
  • Global agronomy director at Plant Response in Durham
  • Project manager at Polaris Quantum Biotech in Durham
  • Process engineer, program development director and in vivo research associate at Precision BioSciences in Durham
  • Innovation intern at Resilience in Durham
  • Maintenance mechanics intern and warehouse operations intern at Seqirus in Holly Springs (via NCBiotech’s Veterans Outreach Program)

Note: This list does not include openings posted by recruiting/staffing firms.


The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) has an interactive job board that 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.

No local jobs were added to the site over the last week, so here’s a recap of the previous week’s openings:

  • Digital commerce platform commercetools posted five job openings, including commercial account executive, global campaign marketing manager, senior solutions engineer, enterprise business development representative and motion graphic designer.
  • Technology nonprofit MCNC is hiring a senior network consultant and a security advisory services client consultant in RTP.


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.

About 1,500 resumes were updated on the site in the past week, as of Sunday afternoon. NCWorks reports thousands of available positions across the Triangle area.

Top organizations

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
  • Lenovo

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

  • Duke University
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Duke University Health System
  • Fidelity Investments

The top employers in Johnston County are:

  • Johnston County Public Schools
  • Johnston Health
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Grifols
  • Flanders PrecisionAire

And here are the top employers in Orange County:

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

*Note: This data was gathered through NCWorks’ Labor Market Information portal, which aggregates public job listings. 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 173 positions at 30 companies as of Sunday afternoon. Over a dozen new jobs were posted in the last week:

  • Marketing automation software provider Banzai seeks a remote revenue operations manager.
  • Edtech startup Learn Platform is looking to hire an accounting manager in Raleigh (or remote).
  • Durham’s MedPharm, a contract development and manufacturing organization, seeks an analytical scientist in HPLC method development.
  • Raleigh-based software firm Pendo, which recently revealed plans to hire 400 people in 2022, posted openings for a senior analytics product manager, an enterprise customer success manager, a sales development representative, an agile manager and a growth product manager.
  • Pivotal IT Services posted five remote positions: Senior software engineer, Java web application developer, automated test engineer, .Net web application developer and Java developer.
  • Cloud software provider Veeva Systems is looking to grow its Raleigh office, posting openings for a director of batch release and enterprise integration strategy, a Java software engineer, senior React software engineers (two openings), a senior Python software engineer, a senior Java software engineer and a senior front-end software engineer.

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 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 2,380 jobs at 93 companies. The latest Triangle-area openings (excluding remote jobs) come from the following employers:

  • Bank of America (Chapel Hill and Raleigh)
  • Blue Cross NC (Durham)
  • Burt’s Bees (Morrisville)
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company (Durham and Raleigh)
  • Citrix (Raleigh)
  • Coastal Credit Union (Raleigh)
  • FeedStation (Durham)
  • LearnPlatform (Raleigh)
  • Medicago (Durham)
  • MedPharm (Durham)
  • North Carolina Central University (Durham)
  • Pendo (Raleigh)
  • Policygenius (Durham)
  • ProcessMaker (Durham)
  • Spreedly (Durham)
  • Truist (Raleigh)
  • Veeva Systems (Raleigh)
  • Wild Earth (Raleigh)
  • William Peace University (Raleigh)

Work in the Triangle

Work in the Triangle, a Wake County Economic Development program, regularly shares new openings through its Twitter feed, @WorkTriangleNC.

The program recently launched a job board on its website, with 10,581 active openings as of Sunday afternoon. Of those, 8,557 are technology jobs, 1,118 are advanced manufacturing positions, 315 are in cleantech and 591 are in life sciences.

Every Tuesday, Work in the Triangle’s #TriangleTuesdays hashtag lists hot jobs in the area. Here’s a recap of last week’s openings (from March 1):

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

Openings at Top Triangle Tech Firms

Job openings abound at the Triangle’s leading technology employers. Here’s how many are available as of Sunday afternoon:

  • IBM: 100+ jobs in RTP/Durham
  • Lenovo: 303 jobs in Morrisville
  • Pendo: 57 openings in Raleigh
  • Red Hat60 openings in Raleigh; 80 remote openings in North Carolina
  • SAS: 121 openings in Cary

Jobs at Other Local Employers

New Jobs at Rho

Rho, a contract research organization in Research Triangle Park, told TechWire last month that the firm is ready to expand its team after a year of successful growth in business development. The company has several open positions listed on its website, with some offering $10,000 sign-on bonuses. Read more and apply here.

New Jobs at Terra Dotta

In January, Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta told TechWire that it’s continuing to hire in the Triangle area after adding more than 20 people to its team last year. Currently at 78 employees, Terra Dotta anticipates adding nearly two dozen new hires this year as it builds out its global engagement platform, which helps colleges and universities connect all aspects of international programming and campus services.

“Fortunately, we’re in a good position as interest in global engagement continues to grow,” Terra Dotta CEO Anthony Rotoli says. “2021 was a record year for Terra Dotta, in spite of the pandemic, and we are entering an exciting growth phase. We plan to hire 20+ more people in 2022 across the entire organization and are looking at a 100+ headcount this time next year.”

Terra Dotta’s current job openings span product development and client support teams. Read more and apply here.

“We always try to hire in the Triangle area first and then move to hiring remote if we can’t fill the position locally/hybrid,” Rotoli added. “Competition is steep for new talent.”

Upcoming Job Fairs and Career Events

Hospitality Hiring Hour: Every Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. @Washington Duke Inn

Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend this weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

Meet the Employer: Infosys: March 8, 10-10:30 a.m. (online)

Ahead of the NC TECH Job Expo, attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about Infosys’s investment and expansion efforts in North Carolina.

Meet the Employer: Infosys

Meet the Employer: First Citizens Bank: March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)

Ahead of the NC TECH Job Expo, First Citizens representatives will provide an overview of the bank and its IT operations, as well as what the firm’s recruiting teams look for in IT associates.

Meet the Employer: First Citizens Bank

NC TECH Virtual Job Expo: March 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (online)

This virtual job fair targets candidates seeking tech-related jobs or internships. Local employers can meet with job seekers in virtual booths. Registration is free for job seekers.

NC TECH Virtual Job Expo

Application Deadline: Carolina Startup Connect Student Internship Funding: March 23

This internship funding program will provide funding to UNC students who pursue unpaid or underfunded summer internships with established local startups and social ventures. Both students and startups can apply for funding.

BioNetwork Virtual Career Fair: April 21, 3-6 p.m. (online)

North Carolina BioNetwork will host an online career fair for job seekers in the life science field. Participating employers include Biogen, Grifols, GSK, Merck, Seqirus, Thermo Fisher Scientific and others.

BioNetwork Virtual Career Fair

Other Resources / Student Support

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:

For Johnston County job seekers: The newly launched JoCo Careers website helps job seekers find companies hiring in Johnston County. (More TechWire coverage here.)

Twitter Accounts to Follow

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