RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report reveals a modest uptick in the total number of job listings compared to last week but a decrease in postings from the same period in the previous year.

The past three weeks have shown consistent upticks since the significant dip in February.

The Triangle trend reflects the ongoing strong demand for workers across the country, one of the factors the Federal Reserve says it will consider in mulling more interest rate hikes. Jobs data coming on Thursday and Friday could be:

  • Good for workers, with more new jobs
  • Bad for companies who are still struggling to find employees.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute will offer analysis of the latest data this Friday.

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“After blockbuster job gains in January, more moderate numbers are predicted for February. Will the new employment report Friday deliver another surprise, and how will it affect expectations of a possible recession or even a ‘no landing’ scenario?”

So asks Kenan. 

It will host a “virtual economic briefing” on Friday “as we provide instant analysis following the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Institute Executive Director Greg Brown will offer his insights and answer questions from the audience.”

Take note, however. The new Jobs Report data marks the sixth time in 2023, the total aggregate job postings are below 300,000 advertisements.

Meanwhile, startup hiring is on the increase (see separate charts below).

But a bit of bad news: Openings at the top 50 companies TechWire tracks has fallen. However, 48 of the 50 still have open positions (see charts below). 


Jobs Board Report

Here’s a look at the job boards WRAL TechWire tracks weekly:


Triangle Startup Jobs Report

In the startup sector, openings surged by more than 1,200. Here are the numbers:

Who’s hiring in the Triangle?

Among the top 50 firms surveyed weekly by TechWire only two are not showing any openings.

Howeverall, the total number of jobs available did drop by 140 to 2,625.

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: