RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — This week, job listings on the Work In The Triangle dropped to only 859 listings.

The jobs board, managed by Wake County Economic Development (WCED) in partnership with the Raleigh Chamber and other organizations, has shown over 2,000 listings since late September.

WRAL TechWire reached out to Michael Haley, Executive Director of WCED, to ask about the drop in postings. He told TechWire that the jobs board is meant to represent a sample of jobs in the region, “but it is not exhaustive.”

Haley Waxman, Strategic Marketing Manager for WCED, told TechWire that the jobs board works by “automatically” pulling postings from Indeed, a popular job posting site.

Waxman shared that for a posting to get pulled onto the Work In The Triangle board, it has to meet certain criteria. Some of the criteria include location (must be within a 25-mile radius of Raleigh), employment type (must be a full-time position), and industry (must fit into advanced manufacturing, technology, clean tech, or life sciences categories).

She also shared that jobs are set to be removed from the board either after 30 days or when the listing is removed from Indeed.

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Haley shared that WCED continues to conduct weekly #TriangleTuesday virtual career fairs on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Through this initiative and our conversations with companies, we continue to see hiring across a wide variety of industries and positions,” said Haley.

He also told TechWire that future WCED initiatives will provide additional information about the local job market.

“We recently completed our regional skills analysis and we are going to have a lot more information to share with you soon about what area employers see as their most pressing talent needs,” said Haley.

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Trends for ‘startup’ jobs in the Triangle

Looking at 15 different local or regional job board sites for “startup” jobs in the Triangle, including the Work In The Triangle Board, the exclusive WRAL TechWire Jobs Report showed only 4,983 openings (not accounting for duplications in postings) this week.

That’s the lowest number since TechWire began tracking this data, 31.7% lower than last week and 73.5% lower than this time last year.

Here’s a look at the trend from the last 18 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.