RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Job postings in the Triangle fell this week, down to the lowest number since WRAL TechWire started tracking this data two years ago. What’s going on?

The exclusive WRAL TechWire Jobs Report aggregates data from 20 location-based job board searches. This week, job openings in the Triangle fell 4.2% compared to last week, with 214,230 active listings (not accounting for post duplications).

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According to a new report from LinkedIn, more than half of LinkedIn’s members hold jobs that stand to be disrupted or augmented by AI. The insights were pulled from user data — the one billion professionals and 67 million companies on the platform, according to the report.

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Called the “Future of Work Report: AI at Work,” the report also shared that the skill sets required for our jobs will change by up to 65% by 2030.

“Technological inflection points, such as the one we are currently experiencing with [generative AI, or GAI], often result in widespread adoption and impact across entire economies over time,” said Karin Kimbrough, LinkedIn’s Chief Economist, in the report. “Until new jobs directly related to these emerging technologies arise, the most immediate impact will likely be on transforming roles that will continue to exist but must evolve with AI in mind.”

From December 2022 to September 2023, views on LinkedIn for AI and AI-related jobs (jobs with “AI” or “Machine Learning” in their titles, or jobs with descriptions that require AI skills) increased by 12% across seven major economies, including the US. Meanwhile, applications to AI and AI-related job postings saw similar growth, up 11% globally during the same time period, according to the report.

Interest was particularly high in the US, data showed, where views of AI jobs increased by 21%, and applications increased 19%, since December 2022.

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WRAL TechWire Jobs Report for November 27

Take a look at the trend:


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:

For Johnston County job seekers: The recently launched JoCo Careers website helps job seekers find companies hiring in Johnston County. (More TechWire coverage here.)


Here are some locally run Twitter accounts that regularly share job openings in the Triangle: