RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — The Triangle’s startup job market showed signs of slowdown this week even as some companies such as Wrangle, which just landed $2 million, plan to hire more workers.

According to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, startup job postings are down more than 12% from just a month ago.

This drop mirrors the wider Triangle job market trends. Job openings in the Triangle fell to historic lows this week, with just 256,202 opportunities currently posted (not taking into post duplications), down almost 27% compared to last year.

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:


The startup job postings have declined alongside the wider Triangle job market, which has also shown several significant drops this month.

Here’s a look at the trends in the startup job market since WRAL began tracking this data 11 months ago: