RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Of the 50 firms that WRAL TechWire now tracks for the weekly WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, only 20% of them are hiring more than they were a month ago.

In total, there are now 3,656 openings at these 50 firms, a decrease of 259 open positions from a month ago, when the report was tracking openings at only 42 Triangle-area firms.

Notably, Lenovo is no longer hiring for any positions in North Carolina, according to its own job portal.  That comes after the company confirmed it would lay off workers, first reported last week by WRAL TechWire.  As recently as last week, there were 146 openings posted as available in the Triangle region.

Cisco also has begun making layoffs but still lists open positions.

So who is hiring right now?

Triangle firms list fewer jobs but economy – especially tech – is strong, UNCC expert says