RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Job openings in the Triangle hit a new low this week, according to the most recent edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report. The total number of postings fell to the lowest since WRAL began tracking this data two years ago — to 233,653 postings total (not accounting for post duplications).
This is the fourteenth week in 2023 that job numbers hit a new low.
The drop comes as tech job postings also fall across the state.
While North Carolina’s unemployment data continues to remain stable at 3.4%, the same can’t be said about postings for information technology jobs.
Openings in May fell to just over 16,000 – down some 58% from May 2022 (38%). Postings had increased in April after 10 consecutive months of decline but the drop has resumed.
Information jobs did increase by 200 last month, according to the latest N.C. unemployment report.
However, layoffs at Raleigh-based Pendo (42) and Asheville-based PLI Holdings (51) combined to wipe out half of that gain.
Referring to the latest N.C. employment report, NCSU economist Dr. Mike Walden told WRAL TechWire; “To me, these are more signs the labor market is returning to normal. The question is, will this normality last?”
Here’s a look at the numbers for this week:
The numbers do not account for duplications in postings.
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:
- Duke University: Career Hub
- Durham Technical Community College: College Central Network
- NC Central University: Career and Professional Development Center
- NC State University: Centennial Campus Job Board, Career Development Center and Jobs at NCSU
- UNC Chapel Hill: University Career Services and Careers at Carolina
- Wake Technical Community College: College Central Network and Career and Employment Resources
LOOK FOR TRIANGLE JOB POSTINGS ON THESE TWITTER ACCOUNTS
Here are some locally run Twitter accounts that regularly share job openings in the Triangle: