RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — The Triangle’s startup job market dipped slightly this week, according to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

Startup job postings fell to 10,171 postings (not accounting for duplications in postings)—the lowest point since WRAL began tracking this data.

Startup job postings are down overall on the year, 56% lower than they were this time last year. But job openings in the wider Triangle market up this week, according to the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

‘Deep pool of tech talent’ in the Triangle, says Raleigh-based startup that’s hiring

I spoke with Madison Williamson, head of Talent and Community at Kaleido—a Raleigh-based startup that’s defied hiring trends for the last few years.

According to Williamson, the company has doubled in size since this time last year.

“It hasn’t always been easy, but ultimately candidates are eager to work with leading companies on cutting edge technology in the web3 space, so that’s been a big advantage for us,” Williamson told me over email.

Kaleido, a Web3 platform for building blockchain applications, currently has 10 openings—nine of which are Triangle based.

Williamson said it’s been “an interesting couple of years for hiring,” but also said that the organization is glad to be based in the Triangle because of the talent that’s here.

“As far as challenges, finding people with the right skills is always top of the list, especially in a new technology space like web3,” said Williamson. “That being said, we’re so lucky to be in the Triangle, which of course has great universities and a deep pool of tech talent, but which is also a destination for tech workers and new grads. We’ve been excited to hire new candidates from NCSU and UNC this year, but also further afield universities like MIT and NYU. This wouldn’t be possible without the great reputation the tech community has built in Raleigh.”

Startup Jobs for the week of August 7

Startup job postings often differ from the wider job market trends. Here’s a look at the startup jobs trend for this week:

Here are the numbers from all 15 different local or regional job board sites that we review weekly for WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Jobs Report for “startup” jobs: