Good news, job seekers: job vacancies on the rise again


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Job openings in the Triangle are on the rise again, according to the latest data from the WRAL TechWire jobs report.

After falling to the lowest overall job posting total in at least six months last week, the number of job postings increased in the region last week.

In early October, the number of open job openings, as tracked by the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report, hit an all-time high, with approximately 368,000 total job openings in the region. But since then there has been a sharp drop in openings over the previous three months.

Last week, there were less than 300,000 job openings in the 20 job searches tracked in the weekly report. The number of job postings increased, however, with 302,126 job postings tracked in WRAL TechWire’s latest jobs report.

Yet the US economy continues to add workers, with the most recent data from the Labor Department showing that 223,000 jobs were added to the economy in December 2022.

And hiring is expected to continue in North Carolina as well, with labor market data due out later this month.

Additionally, the data also showed that there were still 1.7 job openings for every unemployed person, according to The New York Times. That means workers are still in high demand, nationally and in North Carolina.

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Compared to a week ago, the total number of job advertisements jumped by 5,725 advertisements, gaining almost 2% after falling last week by 3.26%, or almost 10,000 advertisements for vacant jobs.

It came as 12 out of 20 job board searches found more adverts than a week ago.

Our weekly WRAL TechWire Jobs Report compiles the latest information from the region’s top job boards, offering a breakdown of the number of jobs posted, companies hiring and the most in-demand positions.

Each week, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of Triangle Area jobs posted on major employment websites, across 20 different searches.

Month-over-month totals are compared to our December 20 jobs report, and year-over-year totals are compared to our January 17, 2022 report. Here’s what’s changed since last week’s WRAL TechWire jobs report.

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Despite the increase in the number of jobs in the Triangle labor market over the past week, job openings in the startup economy have fallen again.

This is the eighth week in a row that openings in the startup economy have declined.

But that doesn’t mean the region’s startups are in bad shape, as many investors active in the local economy remain positive about the startup economy and say they intend to continue investing in startups in 2023. .

With new funding, startups can increase their workforce to drive growth.

Yet data shows there are now just 16,078 job postings from startups based in the Triangle’s entrepreneurial economy, although there may be overlapping postings across the 15 job boards. tracked by WRAL TechWire.

That’s down 5.5%, or nearly 1,000 job openings, from a month ago.

Who recruits in the Triangle?

Companies with offices in the Triangle continue to hire, with some looking to hire hundreds of workers.

It comes even as workers in North Carolina continue to fear that the layoffs sweeping through the tech sector will start to hit their businesses. But there are still opportunities for state and Triangle workers.

And 22 of the companies tracked by the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report are hiring for more roles now than a month ago, according to the latest data.

This includes companies like IBM, which is now hiring for more than two dozen positions that could be based in the region, as well as Thermo Fisher Scientific, which has more than doubled the number of advertised jobs from a month ago. . Pfizer has also increased job postings on its website with the goal of filling 27 job openings. But that also includes game companies, with Red Storm and Insomniac Games now ready to hire workers in the region.

The latest data shows that these 50 employers are currently hiring for 3,539 vacancies.

That’s down 2.56% from the number of job openings a month ago, but a slight increase from last week’s report.

“Rather than being concerned, we are optimistic that this current climate will give individuals a unique opportunity to expand their skills and force companies to seek new ways to retain talent,” Homes said.

Overall, job openings are on the rise again, after falling last week to less than 300,000 overall openings on the 20 job boards tracked by WRAL TechWire for the weekly report.

Other Resources for Finding Jobs Triangle

Below, we’ve rounded up the latest upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources, and a list of Twitter accounts that follow local job postings. If you’re a student looking for an internship or entry-level position with a local business 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 that are hiring in Johnston County. (More TechWire coverage here.)

Look for Triangle jobs on these Twitter accounts

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

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