RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Job postings in the Triangle fell to historic lows again this week, but WRAL TechWire’s exclusive jobs report has a list of 50 companies hiring in the area.
The “Top 50” firms that TechWire tracks are a barometer of what’s happening in the Triangle tech sector. Companies tracked on the Top 50 showed over 1,800 openings this week.
Raleigh-area hotels look to fill nearly 800 open jobs
Something else on our jobs radar—hotels are hiring in a big way.
According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), hotels are on a hiring spree, offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to their national survey of hoteliers.
And there are currently nearly 800 open hotel jobs in the Raleigh area, according to Indeed.com.
Seventy-five percent of respondents are increasing wages, 64% are offering greater flexibility with hours, and 36% are expanding benefits – but 87% say they are still unable to fill open positions, according to the survey.
High vacancies in the hotel industry could affect the state’s economy—considering in 2022, hotel guests spent more than $13.5 billion in destinations across the state, and North Carolina hotels generated nearly $1.2 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue, according to AHLA.
“The need for workers throughout the lodging industry continues to drive historic career opportunities for hotel employees, who are enjoying near-record wages and better benefits and flexibility than ever before,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “That’s why AHLA and the AHLA Foundation remain focused on growing the industry’s talent pipeline through workforce recruitment and retention initiatives like the Foundation’s Empowering Youth and Registered Apprenticeship programs. But there is still more to be done. We need Congress to help address workforce shortages with bipartisan solutions, including those that create opportunities for more immigrants to enter the American economy.”
WRAL TechWire Jobs Report—The Top 50
Fidelity showed the most openings (282), the only company with over 200 openings this week.
Three companies showed over 100 openings—IQVIA (131 postings), First Citizens (122 postings), and Wolfspeed (113 postings).
Here’s a look at the Top 50:
Check back next week for an update on the WRAL TechWire jobs report.