RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Companies across the Triangle still need thousands of workers and the jobs market in the region is showing signs of a slight rebound after postings dropped to a thirteen-month low last week.

Now, the latest WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, which is published each week on Tuesday, finds that there are more than 290,000 job postings across 20 job board searches across the region.

And Kempower, which inked a deal with the state of North Carolina to bring more than 300 jobs to the Triangle, appears ready to double that commitment, according to a public meeting notice filed in Durham County.

Plus, Meta’s recent confirmation that the technology company has opened an office in Durham and plans to hire as many as 100 engineers “bodes well” for the region, according to Dr. Gerald Cohen, the chief economist at the Kenan Institute.  And that’s the case compared to other regions, even ones that appeared ranked ahead of Raleigh in a recent analysis of best areas to find employment.

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What’s happening in Triangle job market

Whether that’s true in the Triangle remains to be seen, however. WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, which is published on Tuesdays, finds that  the number of job openings fell in January to the lowest levels in at least 13 months. The total stands at more than 290,000 job postings, not accounting for duplications in advertisements across multiple job boards.

And that’s up a bit from a week ago, when the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report found the lowest total on record, since January 2022.

Overall, however, job posting activity appears to be on a downward trajectory since peaking last fall.

Compared to a week ago, the total number of job openings rose by more than 6,400 job advertisements, an increase of nearly 2.3%.

And eight of the 20 job boards tracked for the weekly report show more openings than a week ago.

However, there are nearly 18,000 fewer openings, nearly a 6% drop, since a month ago.

Still, 49 of 50 notable employers across the region continue to post job advertisements.

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Each week, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of Triangle-area positions posted on major job websites, across 20 different searches.

The month-over-month totals are compared to our January 24 jobs report, and the year-over-year totals compare to our February 28, 2022 report.