Altair Engineering is gearing up to add 1,000 new jobs around the world,
and its Troy headquarters is in line to get more than its fair share.
"A large majority of those will be in the Metro Detroit area," says Mike Kidder, vice president of corporate marketing for Altair Engineering
Engineering specializes in simulation technology and engineering
services, employing 1,500 people around the world. About one-third of
those work in Metro Detroit. The new hires will be made this year and
have been preceded by growth at the staffing division of Altair Product Design
which has doubled its active engineering specialists onsite at
manufacturers and suppliers throughout the U.S. over the last year.
ProductDesign's staffing business places highly skilled workers with
the company's customers. The division is looking for designers,
engineers and IT developers, among other specialties. About one-third of
these hires go onto full-time employment at Altair or at one of its
"I think it creates a synergy with our customers," Kidder says. Source: Mike Kidder, vice president of corporate marketing for Altair EngineeringWriter: Jon Zemke
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