RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Job openings in the Triangle fell again this week, according to the most recent edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report. The report shows a total of 226,414 active listings (not accounting for post duplications), a 0.4% dip from last week.
But a recent poll from NC TECH shows that tech leaders are feeling “positive” about hiring as 2023 nears an end.
Each quarter, NC TECH polls several hundred leaders in the state’s tech sector and shares a report, dubbed NC TECH Pulse. The most recent poll found that 63% of tech leaders expect company growth, and 62% are hiring, NC TECH shared last Tuesday during a live webinar.
“The NC TECH Pulse was just released last week, and tech leaders in NC are still quite positive about the economy, their company’s growth, and hiring for the next quarter,” Andrea Fleming, Director of Talent and Workforce Development at NC TECH, told WRAL TechWire.
Still, Fleming acknowledged that job numbers overall are still low.
“The current tech job market is not what it was a year ago,” said Fleming. “For the entire year of 2022, job postings were at record levels. Now, companies are still hiring, but numbers are significantly lower. Some also seem to be a bit more quiet about their hiring. While opportunities may be more selective, there’s a wealth of talent ready for their next job.”
NC TECH job expo on October 11
NC TECH is hosting a Virtual Tech Job Expo on Wednesday, October 11. Fleming expects strong attendance.
“NC TECH has a strong group of candidates registered for the upcoming expo from entry-level, up to candidates with 10+ years of experience,” Flemingt told TechWire. “Job Expos have been around for decades, but in today’s market, offer a unique occasion for immediate connections in a world of online applications and back-and-forth scheduling for screening interviews.”
The expo will be held from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. During that time, job seekers can visit virtual booths to learn more about the participating employers. Employers can customize their virtual booth with a corporate description, employee benefits/perks, social media links, and job vacancies, according to the NC TECH website.
Looking at the Job Trends—Numbers from the Oct. 2 jobs report
The exclusive WRAL TechWire Jobs Report aggregates data from 20 location-based job board searches. This week, overall postings (not accounting for post duplications) fell below 227k for only the fifth time since WRAL TechWire began tracking this data.
Here’s a closer look at the trend:
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: