RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – 2022 is closing with a whimper when it comes to open jobs in the Triangle. Postings – not accounting for duplicates across many boards – with openings falling  nearly 7% from last week’s (Dec. 18) report.

What’s happening

Even as overall listings drop, there continues to be a silver lining: many companies are still hiring, and are still posting open jobs to regional and national job boards as well as their own careers websites. That’s even as some duplication of job postings is occurring across the job board searches tracked for the weekly analysis, which has been consistent in all prior jobs reports.

Overall, the number of open roles posted on job boards decreased on 14 of the 20 job board searches tracked by WRAL TechWire compared to a week ago and on 18 of the 20 job boards this month compared to a month ago.  

The latest on the Triangle labor market

The weekly WRAL TechWire 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 what’s changed since the last WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.  



Each week, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of Triangle-area positions posted on major job websites, across 20 different searches. Here is the latest data, as of Monday morning.  We use the shorthand abbreviation "MoM" for month-over-month and "YTD" for year-to-date in our report.

This week's report also includes tracking the month-over-month gains as a percentage increase or decrease in the total number of postings measured by WRAL TechWire and the change in opening from the beginning of the year.

Editor's Notes: The month-over-month totals are compared to our November 29 jobs report, and the year-to-date totals compare to our Jan. 3 report.  **We've also updated the methodology for which we track Johnston County job openings on LinkedIn, twice now, in July and in August, as the platform updated how jobs display, and in today's report return to month-over-month comparisons.  *And, 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. 


Triangle Startup Jobs Report

The job market may be changing week-by-week, but in the startup ecosystem, there's a clear trendline: a decreasing number of job openings, especially on the LinkedIn platform. For the fifth consecutive week, the total aggregate number of jobs in the startup economy of the Triangle has fallen.

The data show that there are now just 16,949 startup job postings based in the Triangle's entrepreneurial economy, though there may be overlapping postings across the 15 job boards tracked by WRAL TechWire.


Corporate openings are decreasing, too - but not everywhere

Of the 50 firms that WRAL TechWire now tracks for the weekly WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, only 13 firms looking for more workers now than a month ago.  Still, some firms are seeking more workers than they were a month ago, consistent with last week's analysis.  But overall, openings continue to slide, with the number of job openings falling by 44 since a week ago at these 50 companies.  So who is hiring right now?  

Other resources to find Triangle job postings

Below, we’ve gathered the latest upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources, and a list of Twitter accounts that track local job openings. 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.)

Look for Triangle job postings on these Twitter accounts

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