Triangle job boards show continued decline in job openings, new data shows


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – 2022 ends with a whimper when it comes to open jobs in the Triangle. Releases – disregarding duplicates in many tips – with opens down almost 7% from last week’s report (Dec. 18).

What is happening

Even though the overall listings are going down, there’s still a silver lining: many companies are still hiring and posting jobs on regional and national job boards as well as their own career websites. It is even then that some duplication of job postings occurs in the job board searches tracked for weekly analysis, which has been consistent in all previous employment reports.

Overall, the number of vacancies posted on job boards decreased on 14 of the 20 job board searches tracked by WRAL TechWire compared to a week ago and on 18 of the 20 job boards this month compared to a month ago.

Labor market news Triangle

WRAL TechWire’s Weekly 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 positions most in demand. Here’s what’s changed since the last WRAL TechWire jobs report.

Each week, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of Triangle Area jobs posted on major employment websites, across 20 different searches. Here are the latest data, as of Monday morning. In our report, we use the shorthand abbreviation “MoM” for month-over-month and “YTD” for year-to-date.

This week’s report also includes tracking month-over-month gains as a percentage increase or decrease in total posts as measured by WRAL TechWire and how open has changed since the start of the year.

Editor’s Notes: Monthly totals are compared to our November 29 jobs report, and year-to-date totals are compared to our January 3 report. **We have also updated the methodology for which we track Johnston County job postings on LinkedIn, twice now, in July and August, as the platform updated the posting of jobs. jobs and, in today’s report, returns to month-on-month comparisons. *And TYear-to-date data for Johnston County leads is as of January 31, 2022, the date we began tracking job postings in the county for the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

Triangle Boot Task Report

The job market can change from week to week, but in the startup ecosystem there is a clear trend line: a decreasing number of job postings, especially on the LinkedIn platform. For the fifth week in a row, the total number of jobs in the Triangle’s start-up economy fell.

Data shows that there are now only 16,949 job openings from startups based in the Triangle’s entrepreneurial economy, although there may be some overlap in openings across the 15 job boards tracked by WRAL Tech Wire.

Business openings are also falling – but not everywhere

Of the 50 companies WRAL TechWire now tracks for WRAL TechWire’s weekly jobs report, only 13 companies are looking for more workers than a month ago. Still, some companies are looking for more workers than a month ago, according to last week’s analysis. But overall openings continue to fall, with the number of job openings falling by 44 over the past week at those 50 companies. So who is recruiting right now?

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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