Bad news for job seekers: Pace of hiring may be slowing in the Triangle – WRAL TechWire

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by Shannon Cuthrell — May 16, 2022
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The pace of hiring in the Triangle appears to be slowing, as the job market catches up with a flurry of economic uncertainties facing businesses nationwide—from supply chain shortages to increased inflation to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Every Sunday, we track the total number of Triangle-area job openings on national job boards, then we compare it to the previous week’s count. Perhaps a sign of unpredictable times, mixed results for this week could indicate an overall slowdown in the pace of hiring., for example, shows 258 fewer openings across the area than it did a week ago—even accounting for posts that have been taken down—and the number of new listings added to the site over the last seven days fell to 6,515, down from 7,941 last Sunday.
Similarly, LinkedIn shows 99 more openings across the area than it did a week ago. But the number of new positions listed in the last seven days totaled 13,403, which is roughly the same as the previous week’s count.

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Demand remains high in tech fields, though., a site that aggregates tech-specific jobs, shows 330 more jobs in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill than it did a week ago, with over 18,000 open positions in each city.
Local job openings are also growing in the financial sector. Today’s Jobs Report shows ample positions at institutions like Fidelity Investments, which told WRAL TechWire last week that it’s planning to add 1,700 jobs in North Carolina, with most based in RTP.
WRAL TechWire’s weekly Jobs Report compiles the latest information from the region’s top job boards, offering a breakdown of how many jobs are posted, which companies are hiring, and what positions are most in-demand. We’ve also included upcoming job fairs, student-centric resources, and a list of Twitter accounts that track local job openings.
Below, we’ll review what’s new since last week’s Jobs Report.
Every Sunday, we track the total number of Triangle-area positions posted on major job websites, then we compare it to the previous week’s count. Here’s a look at the totals as of Sunday afternoon.
Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (246 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (14,563 results in and around Raleigh), Indeed (318 startup jobs in/near RTP) and AngelList (job openings in Raleigh, Durham and across North Carolina).
Here’s a look at local and regional job sites, listed in alphabetical order:
AMA Triangle, the fifth-largest chapter in American Marketing Association’s nationwide network, aims to be a go-to resource for all things marketing in the Triangle. The organization provides professional training, free career webinars and a job board offering free resume placement for marketing professionals.
As of Sunday afternoon, AMA Triangle’s job board shows 84 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 35 in Durham and 30 in Chapel Hill (using the 25-mile radius filter). Four local jobs were added to the site over the last week:
Durham-based startup hub American Underground regularly posts job openings on its job board. Job seekers can filter their search by company, location and job function. As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 291 jobs at 56 companies. Over a dozen job openings were posted in the last week:
Last year, WRAL TechWire and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center launched a Bio Jobs Hub platform focused on biopharma manufacturing — one of North Carolina’s largest industries, employing over 26,000 people.
Typical biopharma jobs include process technicians, maintenance and/or instrumentation technicians, quality assurance and quality control associates, process development scientists and process engineers. This industry also offers competitive entry-level salaries, from $42,000 to $60,000.

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Scientists, skilled laborers and recent graduates can use the Bio Jobs Hub resource to find career and training opportunities in their area. Users can search by location, job category/activity and region.
Many biopharma companies are hiring in the Triangle, including large employers like Biogen in Research Triangle Park, bioMérieux in Durham, GSK in Zebulon, Merck & Co. in Durham, Novo Nordisk in Durham and Clayton, Pfizer in Sanford, and others.
Leadership Triangle’s job board is packed with local jobs. The site displays 1,527 openings at 30 companies as of Sunday afternoon.
Here’s what’s been posted in the last week:

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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s extensive jobs board lists open jobs and internships from local life science companies and research organizations. Users can filter by job category, employment type (full-time, part-time and contractor), keywords, postal code and radius. NCBiotech also touts jobs through its Bio Jobs Hub program.
Here is what’s new over the last week:
Note: This list does not include openings posted by recruiting/staffing firms.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) has an interactive job board that you can use to find your next career opportunity. Users can search by keyword, location, category, type (full-time or part-time) and experience level.
One new position was added to the site last week: Technology nonprofit MCNC is looking to add a senior innovation director to its team in Durham.
NCWorks, the statewide job search portal run by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, has nearly 100 career centers located across the state. Users can filter NCWorks’ database by keyword, location, occupation group or specific occupations, minimum acceptable salary, education level, job sources and date posted.
North Carolina military veterans, transitioning service members and spouses can find additional resources on NCWorks’ separate veterans portal.
About 1,183 resumes were updated on the site this week, as of Sunday afternoon. NCWorks reports thousands of available positions across the Triangle area.
In Wake County, the top employers with the most job openings on NCWorks are*:
Here are the top companies/organizations by job openings in Durham County:
The top employers in Johnston County are:
And here are the top employers in Orange County:
*Note: This data was gathered through NCWorks’ Labor Market Information portal, which aggregates public job listings. NC Commerce confirmed with TechWire that this search pathway has a thorough process to remove duplicate job listings. Check employers’ websites directly for the latest information.
Raleigh Founded, a startup incubator and coworking space, has its own job board. Job seekers can filter results by company, company size or industry. The site currently lists 176 positions at 30 companies as of Sunday afternoon. Six local jobs were added to the site last week:
This isn’t a job board per se, but the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s list of job search sources is a helpful resource for job seekers in the clean energy sector. The list has links to career opportunities from the organization’s members and partners.
Leadership Triangle, Raleigh Founded and American Underground teamed up to create the Triangle Region Job Board, which synthesizes all of the openings posted on the organizations’ job boards. (Those openings are listed under their respective subheadings above.)
As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 3,143 jobs at 100 companies. The latest Triangle-area openings (excluding remote jobs) come from the following employers:
Work in the Triangle, a Wake County Economic Development program, regularly shares new openings through its Twitter feed, @WorkTriangleNC. The program recently launched a job board on its website, with 10,654 active openings as of Sunday afternoon. Of those, 8,531 are technology jobs, 1,226 are advanced manufacturing positions, 349 are in cleantech and 548 are in life sciences.
Every Tuesday, Work in the Triangle’s #TriangleTuesdays hashtag lists hot jobs in the area. Here’s a recap of last week’s openings (from May 10):
Scroll through the #TriangleTuesdays hashtag on Twitter for more details on the openings.
Job openings abound at the Triangle’s leading technology employers. Here’s how many are available as of Sunday afternoon:
Below is a list of employer-submitted job openings. If you’d like to submit your job openings for this segment, reach out to us here.
Communications software firm Bandwidth currently has 84 open positions at its Raleigh headquarters. Openings span software development, sales, IT, business analytics, finance, marketing, network engineering, operations and more. See the full list of openings here.
Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta plans to boost its headcount by 25% in 2022. Its current job openings include:
Here’s our latest roundup of upcoming job fairs and other resources to help people looking for employment:
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Durham’s Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center are on the hunt for top talent in the hospitality industry. Job seekers can attend this weekly event series every Tuesday through May 31 to meet with managers/staff to ask questions and learn about the available job opportunities.

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Ahead of NC TECH’s Summer Virtual Tech Job Expo on June 8, employers and job seekers are invited to receive a tour of the Premier Virtual event platform and learn how to submit job openings, resumes and more information, and communicate with candidates/employers.

Kerr-Tar Regional Job Fair

Kerr-Tar Regional Job Fair: June 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Downtown Henderson
Hosted by NCWorks, this in-person job fair will connect job seekers with 20-plus local employers. The event will also have drawings for prizes and plenty of networking.
Meet the Employer: First Citizens Bank: June 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)
This webinar, held a day before NC TECH’s Summer Virtual Tech Job Expo, will inform job seekers on First Citizens Bank’s IT needs, growth plans and recruiting.
Meet the Employer: Credit Suisse: June 7, 3-3:45 p.m. (online)
Ahead of NC TECH’s Virtual Tech Job Expo, job seekers can join this webinar to hear an overview of Credit Suisse’s IT operations, future plans and recruiting needs.

NC TECH’s Virtual Job Expo

NC TECH’s Virtual Job Expo: June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (online)
NC TECH’s Job Expo allows job seekers and employers to connect live via chat and video. Employers will host virtual booths describing employee benefits/perks, job vacancies and more. While the event mainly focuses on candidates seeking tech-related jobs/careers and internships, many employers have openings in non-technical roles such as sales/marketing, finance and customer support.
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 newly 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:
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