NOVI (WWJ) – Hundreds of high-tech job seekers chased thousands of high-tech jobs Monday at the Engineering Society of Detroit engineering and technical job fair.

The event at the Suburban Collection Showplace featured more than 4,000 jobs, from nearly 60 companies.

Altair Engineering Inc. of Troy and its subsidies accounted for an amazing 800 of those openings. Recruiter Ron Krzeminski said the company is looking for mechanical, computer and software engineers and others with technical skills.

Altair’s original business in computer-aided engineering is growing briskly. The company also has business units in supercomputer management software and advanced energy technologies, specifically LED lighting.

“There’s no recession in our business,” Krzeminski said.

Ford Motor Co. signed up to attend the fair literally at the last minute, with 43 job openings.

Auburn Hills-based ThermalNetics was at the fair looking for mechanical engineers with sales experience. The company installs heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in a wide variety of markets.

Bloomfield Hills-based Unique Systems Design Inc., which writes software for embedded systems in the automotive industry, was in the market for software engineers, “a scarce commodity,” according to senior account manager Paul E. LaRiviere.

Others recruiting at the event included Dow Corning, DTE Energy, Yazaki North America, Visteon Corp., Cadillac Products Automotive Co. and Ghafari Associates.

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