RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The volatility in the talent markets in the Triangle and across North Carolina continues as multiple companies announced layoffs and manufacturing plant closures that will impact North Carolinians in the weeks and months to come. But right now jobs boards include thousands of open positions even as numbers fluctuate,

As Dr. Mike Walden, NC State economist, says: “The Fed will continue to raise interest rates, so we should enjoy the good news while it here.” 

But as overall bad economic news grows there also is a mounting amount of grim jobs news – layoffs. So today WRAL TechWire is adding “Layoff Watch,” a weekly update about what job cuts are being made or decisions about a slowing of hiring.

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Even though the most recent NC TECH IT Job Trends Report showed that the number of job openings for technology roles declined by nearly 10% statewide the long-term meaning of the number remains unclear.

“Although IT jobs in NC dipped in June from May, the June openings were up 41% over June of last year,” Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NC TECH told WRAL TechWire.  “We often see a slow-down in the summer months, so we will be interested to see whether this recent dip proves to be a blip, or cyclical.” 

But Raiford also pointed out a positive note: “June is still in the top 3 months for IT job openings over the past year,” Raiford noted.  

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. Here’s more from WRAL TechWire on the latest changes in the labor markets in our local economy.  Below, we’ve gathered the latest upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources, and a list of Twitter accounts that track local job openings.  Here’s what’s new since the last WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

Last week, the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report showed a fall off in job openings as the labor market again showed signs that there may be storms ahead.  Yet in the past week multiple job boards tracked by WRAL TechWire for this report showed an increase in the number of available jobs from the week before.

And, year to date, job openings are higher. 

Note: The month-over-month totals are compared to our June 27 report, and the year-to-date totals compare to our Jan. 3 report.  We’ve made some changes in methodology as of July 2022 in how we’re tracking jobs posted to Indeed.  

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Local Postings on National Job Boards

Every week, we track the total number of Triangle-area positions posted on major job websites.  Here is the latest data, as of 12 PM on Monday, July 11.

  • Adzuna:
    • Wake County: 43,915 (⇓-5,434 month-over-month; ⇑+1,384 year-to-date)
      • Raleigh: 35,604 (⇑+6,056MoM; ⇓+11,660 YTD)
    • Durham County: 12.667 (⇓-708 MoM; ⇑+2,913 YTD)
    • Johnston County: 2,617 (⇓-398 MoM; ⇓-612 YTD)*
  • (using the 5-mile radius filter):
    • Raleigh: 18,492 (⇑+145 MoM; ⇑+3,121 YTD)
    • Durham: 17,911 (⇓-290 MoM; ⇑+2,731 YTD)
    • Chapel Hill: 17,630 (⇓-322 MoM; ⇑+2,641 YTD)
  • Glassdoor: 41,539 jobs across the Research Triangle Park area (⇑+3,573 MoM; ⇑+6,691 YTD)
  • Indeed (Editor’s Note: Until July 2022, we tracked using a location filter of up to 5-miles; we now track using exact location, and will resume month-over-month tracking in August):
    • Raleigh: 23,625
    • Durham: 13,538
    • Chapel Hill: 4,455
    • Johnston County: 3,625
  • LinkedIn (using the “exact location” and “0-miles” filters):
    • Raleigh: 26,994 (⇓-2,645 MoM; ⇑+129 YTD)
    • Durham: 12,525 ((⇓-338 MoM; (⇓-1,962 YTD)
    • Chapel Hill: 3,429 (⇑+657 MoM; ⇑+999 YTD)
    • Johnston County: 11,052**
  • ZipRecruiter (5-mile filter):
    • Raleigh: 41,377 (⇓-1,971 MoM; ⇑+8,155 YTD)
    • Durham:  18,410 (⇑+141 MoM; ⇑+3,552 YTD)
    • Chapel Hill: 968 (⇑+26 MoM; ⇓-2,676 YTD)
    • Johnston County: 392 (⇓-20 MoM; ⇑+13 YTD)*

*Note: The year-to-date data for Johnston County tracks from Jan. 31, 2022, when we began to track job postings in the county for the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.  **Editor’s Note: We’ve updated the methodology for which we track job openings on LinkedIn based anywhere in Johnston County, as of July 2022.  

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Startup Jobs Report

Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup positions at these sites:

  • SimplyHired (203 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park)
  • LinkedIn (8,813 job openings that include “startup” in the Triangle region),
  • Indeed (262 startup jobs in/near RTP)
  • AngelList (job openings in Raleigh, Durham and across North Carolina)
  • Durham-based job site InHerSight also lists jobs at local startups among other job postings (159 this week within 25 miles of Raleigh)

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

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 Monday, the AMA Triangle job board shows 95roles within 25 miles of Raleigh and another 77 roles, some of which could be overlapping, within 25 miles of Durham.

American Underground

Durham-based startup hub American Underground (Editor’s Note: American Underground is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, the parent company of WRAL TechWire) regularly posts job openings on its job board. Job seekers can filter their search by company, location and job function. As of Monday, the site shows 144 jobs at 55 companies.

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. 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, and Pfizer in Sanford.

Leadership Triangle

Leadership Triangle’s job board is packed with local jobs. The site lists 1,708 job openings overall at 31 companies as of Monday afternoon, including new postings for dozens and dozens of jobs at Google, one of the reasons the data is showing an increase in job openings on this job board compared to recent weeks.  Many of these posted roles are available to remote employees, according to the job postings.


The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s extensive jobs board lists open jobs and internships from local life science companies and research organizations. The organization recently updated the user interface with a fresh design. Job seekers can filter their search results by position title, job function and location. NCBiotech also touts jobs through its Bio Jobs Hub program.

The site lists 206 openings as of Monday afternoon, up from 189 listings last Monday. 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.

Raleigh Founded

Raleigh Founded, a startup incubator and coworking space, has its own job board. Job seekers can filter results by company, company size, industry and job function. The site currently lists 55 positions as of Monday afternoon.  That’s down from 139 positions in last week’s report. 

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.

As of Monday afternoon, the site shows 3,276 jobs at 102 companies, including new roles at Google, which have been a part of the increase in job openings since last week, when there were 3,193 openings at 102 companies.

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 launched a job board on its website earlier this year, with 9,021 active openings as of Monday afternoon, which is down from last week when there were 9,710 openings posted, and is down by 1,215 openings since a month ago.

Still, of the current job openings, 7,303 are technology jobs, 979are advanced manufacturing positions, 280 are in cleantech and 459 are in life sciences.

Every Tuesday, Work in the Triangle’s #TriangleTuesdays hashtag lists hot jobs in the area.  Scroll through the #TriangleTuesdays hashtag on Twitter today for more details on the latest openings. 

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Jobs Report: Openings at Top Tech Firms

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

  • Bandwidth: 35 job openings in Raleigh, according to the company’s career page
  • Fidelity Investments: 684 job openings in Durham, according to the company’s career page
  • IBM: 10 job openings in RTP, according to the company’s career page, which is down from 24 openings a week ago.  IBM reported quarterly earnings last week. 
  • Kyndryl: 126 job openings in RTP, according to the company’s career page
  • Lenovo: 354 job openings in Morrisville, according to the company’s career page
  • MetLife: 146 job openings in Cary, according to the company’s career page
  • Microsoft: 58 job openings in Raleigh, according to the company’s career page
  • Pendo: 6 job openings in Raleigh, according to the company’s career page
  • Red Hat: 31 job openings in Raleigh, according to the company’s career page
  • RTI International: 128 job openings in Durham, according to the company’s career page
  • SAS: 156 job openings in Cary, according to the company’s career page

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Upcoming Job Fairs/Career Events

Here’s our latest roundup of upcoming job fairs and other resources to help people looking for employment.

  • BioNetwork Virtual Career Fair: Aug. 3, 3–6 p.m. (online) The North Carolina BioNetwork will host an online career fair for process technicians seeking jobs at biotechnology, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing companies. More information here.
  • NC State Engineering Career Fair: Sept. 20–21 (in-person and virtual) In this hybrid career fair, NC State engineering students can meet with employers seeking talent across a range of industries. This is a two-day event: The first day will be held in person, while the second will take place virtually via Career Fair Plus. More details here.

Jobs Report: Other Resources

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 recently 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: