RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The pace of hiring appears to be slowing down in the Triangle, as several major job boards show declines in the number of local positions available.
Every week, WRAL TechWire tracks the total number of Triangle-area openings listed on top job boards. The past seven days showed some notable drops compared to last week’s count. Dice.com shows about 4,000 fewer jobs in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill than it did last Monday. On LinkedIn, the number of Raleigh job openings dropped by -2,037, with some more modest declines in Durham (-35) and Chapel Hill (-185). Indeed.com and Glassdoor also registered decreases over the last week.
But ZipRecruiter and Adzuna provided some counterbalance to the declines on other sites. Adzuna shows +2,476 more jobs in Wake County and +1,389 more jobs in Raleigh since last Monday. ZipRecruiter added 5,850 in Raleigh and 217 in Durham over the last week.
These trends are generally in line with what TechWire has seen in the last month. Still, there are tens of thousands of jobs available across the Triangle area—especially in the fields of life science, biotech, software development, financial services and health care.
More jobs data this week should provide some clarity about what’s happening.
The Associated Press reports:
The Labor Department is expected to report Friday that nonfarm employers added 362,000 jobs in December. That would be up from 210,000 in November, which was the weakest monthly gain in nearly a year. Even so, the unemployment rate tumbled in November to 4.2%, its lowest level since the pandemic struck.
Nonfarm payrolls, monthly change, seasonally adjusted:
- July 1,091,000
- Aug. 483,000
- Sept. 379,000
- Oct. 546,000
- Nov. 210,000
- Dec. (est.) 362,000
- Source: FactSet
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.
Here’s what’s new since last week’s Jobs Report.
National Job Boards
Here’s a look at the total number of local jobs posted on national job boards compared to last week, as of Sunday evening.
- ⇑ Wake County: 42,551 jobs (+2,476 from a week ago)
- ⇑ Raleigh: 23,944 (+1,389)
- ⇓ Durham County: 9,754 (-647)
- Dice.com (using the 5-mile radius filter):
- ⇓ Raleigh: 15,371 (-1,365)
- ⇓ Durham: 15,180 (-1,319)
- ⇓ Chapel Hill: 14,989 (-1,320)
- Glassdoor: ⇓ 34,848 jobs across the Research Triangle Park area (-693)
- Indeed (5-mile radius filter):
- ⇓ Raleigh: 16,408 (-159)
- ⇓ Durham: 10,037 (-171)
- ⇓ Chapel Hill: 3,888 (-197)
- InHerSight: Pages upon pages of jobs across the RTP area
- LinkedIn (using the “exact location” and “0-miles” filters):
- ⇓ Raleigh: 26,865 (-2,037), with 7,192 jobs posted in the past week
- ⇓ Durham: 14,487 (-35), with 2,061 jobs posted in the past week
- ⇓ Chapel Hill: 2,430 (-185), with 333 jobs posted in the past week
- Remote Tech Jobs: Several remote jobs offered by Triangle-area employers
- ZipRecruiter (5-mile filter):
- ⇑ Raleigh: 33,222 (+5,850)
- ⇑ Durham: 14,858 (+217)
- ⇑ Chapel Hill: 3,644 (+35)
Startup Job Search Sites
Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (235 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (8,067 results in and around Raleigh), Indeed (323 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. AMA Triangle provides professional training, free career webinars and a job board offering free resume placement for marketing professionals.
As of Sunday evening, AMA Triangle’s job board shows 62 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 18 in Durham and 15 in Chapel Hill (using the 25-mile radius filter).
Only one local job was added to the site over the last seven days: Verizon is looking to add a mobile edge computing product marketing manager to its Cary office.
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 evening, the site shows 219 jobs at 44 companies.
Ten jobs were added to the site over the last week:
- Health care firm Aledade seeks a data platform product management director in Raleigh.
- Aircraft company flyExclusive is looking to hire an implementation specialist and a GIV captain.
- Insurtech startup Noyo added a remote job opening for a talent sourcer.
- Durham’s Tiny Earth Toys, a toy subscription service, added several job openings: Junior designer, warehouse associate, operations manager, customer support associate, full-stack engineer and front-end software engineer.
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.
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 638 openings at 28 companies as of Sunday evening.
Here’s what’s been posted in the last week:
- Blue Cross NC in Durham seeks a commercial pharmacy AVP, a principal enterprise business analyst, a senior contract negotiator, and a principal financial accounting and reporting analyst.
- Coastal Credit Union added openings in Raleigh for a financial advisor, an application developer, a sales coordinator, a mortgage loan officer, an HR generalist and a systems analyst.
- Compass Center for Women and Families is hiring a part-time paid court advocacy intern in Chapel Hill.
- Truist is hiring a scrum master in Raleigh.
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.
Eight jobs were added to NCBiotech’s job board over the last week (since Dec. 27):
- Research technician and lab research analyst at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute in Durham
- Associate scientist at Lindy Biosciences in Durham
- Lead operations technician, operations manager and senior operations technician at Merck & Co. in Durham
- Business development coordinator at Powered Research in Durham
- Gene therapy research associate at Precision BioSciences in Durham
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.
No new jobs were added to the site over the last week, so here’s a recap of the previous week’s openings:
- KTL Solutions, a business consulting and software development firm, is hiring a demand generation marketing manager in Cary.
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. NCWorks also has a mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
North Carolina military veterans, transitioning service members and spouses can find additional resources on NCWorks’ separate veterans portal.
About 1,105 resumes were updated on the site in the past week, as of Sunday evening. NCWorks reports thousands of available positions across the Triangle area.
In Wake County, the top employers with the most job openings on NCWorks are*:
- Wake County Public School System
- North Carolina State University
- WakeMed Health and Hospitals
- UNC Health Care System
Here are the top companies/organizations by job openings in Durham County:
- Duke University
- Duke University Health System
- Durham Public Schools
- Cree Wolfspeed
And here are the top employers in Orange County:
- UNC Chapel Hill
- UNC Health Care System
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
- AHS NurseStat
- Orange County Schools
*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 160 positions at 30 companies, as of Sunday evening.
Only one new job was added to the site last week: Software startup Pendo is hiring an engineering manager in Raleigh.
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 recently 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 evening, the site shows 2,193 jobs at 86 companies. The latest Triangle-area openings (excluding remote jobs) come from the following employers:
- Aledade (Raleigh)
- Blue Cross NC (Durham)
- Citrix (Raleigh)
- Coastal Credit Union (Raleigh)
- flyExclusive (Durham)
- Pendo (Raleigh)
- Truist (Raleigh)
Work in the Triangle, a Wake County Economic Development program, shares new openings daily through its Twitter feed, @WorkTriangleNC. And the search continues to be intense for talent to fill thousands of open jobs both inside and outside the Triangle tech sector.
Every Tuesday, Work in the Triangle’s #TriangleTuesdays hashtag lists hot jobs.
Work in the Triangle logged off last week for the holidays, so here’s a recap of the previous week’s openings (from Dec. 21):
Scroll through the #TriangleTuesdays hashtag on Twitter for more details on the openings.
New Jobs at Terra Dotta
Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta told TechWire in November that it’s continuing to hire in the greater RTP area. After increasing its headcount from 65 to 75 so far in 2021, the firm anticipates another seven to 10 new hires before the end of the year.
Terra Dotta also anticipates an additional boost in hiring in 2022 as the company builds out its global engagement platform, which helps colleges and universities connect all aspects of international programming and campus services.
“With global travel quickly picking back up at colleges and universities, we are in growth mode and anticipate demand to further accelerate in 2022, with the potential for a 30% to 50% increase in our team,” says Terra Dotta CEO Anthony Rotoli.
Terra Dotta’s current job openings span product development, marketing, sales and administrative teams. Read more and apply here.
New Jobs at Mycovia Pharmaceuticals
RTP-based Mycovia Pharmaceuticals told TechWire in December that it’s hiring for several positions in project management, market access and marketing. The late-stage biopharma company is developing drugs to meet women’s health needs.
A Mycovia spokesperson says it plans to add around nine employees through the fourth quarter of 2021. As of September, its current headcount is 21.
Open positions include:
- Commercial project manager
- Senior director of pricing and contracting
- Vice president of value, access and trade
- Senior product manager
Upcoming Job Fairs and Career Events
NC TECH Virtual Job Expo: Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (online)
This virtual job fair is designed for candidates seeking tech-related jobs or internships. Local employers can meet with job seekers in virtual booths. Registration is free for job seekers.
Wake Tech Community College Business & IT Spring 2022 Career Fair: Feb. 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (online)
In February 2022, Wake Tech will host an online job fair for business and information technology students looking for new career opportunities.
More Job Resources for Local Students
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:
Twitter Accounts to Follow
Here are some locally run Twitter accounts that regularly share job openings in the Triangle: