by Shannon Cuthrell — November 1, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Tens of thousands of jobs are up for grabs across the Triangle, especially in the areas of biotech, health care, banking and education, as today’s Jobs Report shows.
The Triangle’s presence on major job search engines has been in flux for several months. Over the last week, the total number of Triangle-area openings declined on some national job boards but rose on others. Glassdoor, for example, has 3,314 fewer jobs in the RTP area from a week ago. And Indeed.com shows a drop of about 3,000 jobs across Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, compared to the same time last week.
However, other job sites show decent gains. LinkedIn shows 1,670 more jobs in Raleigh and 728 more jobs in Durham from a week ago, and about 10,000 openings were posted in both cities over the last week.
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 for what positions. 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.
Here’s a look at the total number of local jobs posted on national job boards compared to last week, as of Sunday afternoon.
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Aside from the boards above, job seekers can also find local startup jobs at SimplyHired (244 startup jobs near Research Triangle Park), LinkedIn (6,520 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. AMA Triangle 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 74 marketing jobs in Raleigh, 33 in Durham and 15 in Chapel Hill (using the 25-mile radius filter).
Two local employers posted openings last week:
Durham-based startup hub American Underground regularly posts job openings on its job board. Job seekers can filter their search by job function, location, company, industry and job title. As of Sunday afternoon, the site shows 224 jobs at 42 companies.
Several jobs were added to the site over the last week:
Earlier this 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.
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Leadership Triangle’s job board is packed with local jobs. The site displays 618 openings at 28 companies as of Sunday afternoon.
Here’s what’s been posted in the last week:
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.
Dozens of jobs were added to NCBiotech’s board over the last week (since Oct. 25):
The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) has an interactive job board 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.
A few new jobs were posted last week:
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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.
More than 1,700 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*:
Here are the top companies/organizations by job openings in Durham County:
And here are the top employers in Orange County:
*Note: This data was gathered through NCWorks’ Labor Market Information portal. 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 340 positions at 30 companies, as of Sunday afternoon.
Here’s what’s new on the site over the 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 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 afternoon, the site shows 1,847 jobs from 86 companies. The latest Triangle-area openings (excluding remote jobs) come from the following employers:
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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.
Posts from last Tuesday (Oct. 26) included openings from:
Scroll through the #TriangleTuesdays hashtag on Twitter for more details on the openings.
Last month, RTP-based Mycovia Pharmaceuticals told TechWire that it’s hiring for several positions in project management, market access, insights and analytics, marketing and quality assurance. 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. Its current headcount is 21.
Open positions include:
Read more and apply here.
Chapel Hill-based edtech company Terra Dotta told TechWire in late-August that it’s continuing to hire in the greater RTP area and anticipates another 10 new hires across sales, product development and marketing before the end of the year. The firm already has about 35 employees in the Triangle area.
Its latest openings are for a product marketing manager and a professional services manager. Read more and apply here.
The boost in hiring comes as the company just made the Inc. 5000 list and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Terra Dotta CEO Anthony Rotoli says, “This level of growth isn’t as common in a more mature company, but we are actively hiring to continue a high growth trajectory and support the international program and global engagement priorities of higher education, both in North Carolina and nationwide.”
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Innovative Careers for PhDs: Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (online)
This free webinar will explore post-PhD careers in startups and private industry. The event will feature a keynote from Dara Wilson-Grant, associate director of UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, as well as a workshop on transferable skills and breakout sessions with alumni.
WRAL Capital Area Expo: Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)
The WRAL Capital Area Expo will bring together job seekers to explore a wide range of job openings in the area. Job seekers can meet with recruits in virtual booths, upload multiple resumes and discuss their qualifications with recruiters. Registration is free.
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NC Master’s & Doctoral Virtual Career Fair: Nov. 4, 12-4 p.m. (online)
Duke University, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and Wake Forest University will convene hundreds of advanced degree alumni, candidates and postdocs to meet with companies looking for new talent.
NC State’s Data Science Virtual Career Expo: Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (online)
NC State students and alumni who are interested in pursuing a career in data science can join this virtual career expo to meet employers and learn more about the field.
Startup Internship Meet and Greet: Nov. 10, 4 p.m. @UNC Chapel Hill, Polk Place
Innovate Carolina and Central Carolina Community College are hosting an event for students to network and explore internship opportunities with local startups.
NC State’s Spatial Connect Virtual Career Fair: Nov. 17, 1-5 p.m. (online)
Students interested in geospatial analytics and spatial data science can join this virtual career fair to learn more about the field and network with employers.
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.
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:
Here are some locally run Twitter accounts that regularly share job openings in the Triangle:
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