RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Job openings in the Triangle’s startup job market increased slightly this week, according to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.
And we spoke to one startup that’s hiring—Levitate, the SaaS platform from ShareFile founder Jesse Lipson.
Levitate secured almost $14 million in a Series C funding round led by Bull City Venture Partners earlier this spring, and Lipson told TechWire that the start-up is using some of those funds to hire—expecting to grow the current staff of almost 180 up to 200 by the end of the year.
“It’s definitely easier to hire now than it was a year or two ago,” Lipson told TechWire. “Companies like Meta have done multiple rounds of layoffs, and a lot of others. Actually, I would say most software companies have done some sort of layoffs in the last six to 12 months. That seems to have calmed down, but those companies are still not really hiring as much. They’ve gone from laying off to not really hiring.”
Lipson says his startup is having an easier time filling certain roles.
“We’re having an easier time finding candidates than we were like, I’d say, two years ago, particularly on the engineering side,” said Lipson. “There’s more folks who are looking for opportunities, and so we’ve been able to fill some of those roles a little bit more easily than we were in the past.”
Looking at the Startup Trends—Numbers from the Sept. 11 jobs report
The exclusive WRAL TechWire report pulls numbers weekly from 15 different local or regional job board sites for “startup” jobs, and this week, postings rose slightly.
In total, boards showed 10,197 postings (not accounting for duplications in postings), a 3.2% increase from last week but a 56% decline compared to this time last year.
Here’s a look at the trend from the last 13 months:
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:
Check back next week for an update on the WRAL TechWire jobs report.