Job market in Triangle continues to show signs of struggle, down 26% from year ago | WRAL TechWire

Job market in Triangle continues to show signs of struggle, down 26% from year ago

Job market in Triangle continues to show signs of struggle, down 26% from year ago

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — The job market in the Triangle has hit a rough patch this April, including another drop in weekly job postings  and layoffs announced at Red Hat on Monday.

According to the most recent edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, current job openings are at a historic low, with just 263,862 opportunities currently available.

This marks a concerning trend for the region, as job openings have remained below 270,000 (not taking into account duplications) all month and are down 26% compared to this time last year.

With many job seekers already facing a challenging labor market, the lack of available job openings adds additional pressure to the already difficult process of finding employment.

WRAL TechWire also reported yesterday that Red Hat is cutting hundreds of jobs in a series of layoffs, sharing the letter that Chief Executive Officer Matt Hicks emailed to employees.

 

In his own words: Red Hat CEO explains why layoffs, other changes being made

Here’s a look at Triangle numbers from the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report:

The numbers do not account for duplications in postings.

 

3M, which has big plant in Pittsboro, is cutting thousands of jobs

 

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: