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 230,488 postings total (not accounting for post duplications).
As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates despite a recent pause in order to fight inflation and slow the economy, the Triangle jobs picture has slowly dimmed even as unemployment remains near record lows. Tech job openings have fallen, according to the NC Tech Association, and a recent Duke Fuqua economic survey found many company execs are taking a someone dimmer view of the economy. Last week, meanwhile, UNC Kenan professor Dr. Gerald Cohen reiterated his expectations a recession is on the way.
This is the sixteenth week in 2023 that job numbers hit a new low.
The bad news is countered by some good news — at 50 top Triangle companies that WRAL TechWire tracks weekly for hiring news, 49 of the 50 are hiring. Follow the jobs report articles at WRAL Tech
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: