RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — While overall job postings in the Triangle area continue to decline, the startup job market is showing some signs of resilience.

That’s good news for job hunters who may be out and about during this week’s Raleigh-Durham Startup Week.

According to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, startup job postings actually increased 4% this week, marking the second consecutive weekly increase.

This stability sharply contrasts the wider Triangle job market trends, which have seen a sixth consecutive week of declining job openings and a 26% drop compared to this time last year.


The number of startup job postings rose to 13,800 for the week (not accounting for duplications), providing a glimmer of hope for Triangle job seekers.

Here are the numbers from 15 different local or regional job board sites we review weekly for WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Jobs Report for “startup” jobs:

[Totals do not reflect job duplications.]

Startup Activity heats up in the Triangle this week

Raleigh-Durham Startup Week is set to take place on April 18-20 in Durham and Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public, although an evening session on Day 3 requires a separate $10 registration.

Check out WRAL TechWire's recent coverage to learn more.

What you need to know about Raleigh-Durham Startup Week 2023