DETROIT (WWJ) – Dozens of engineering and technology companies from around the state are hoping to fill 3,000 openings through a job fair Monday.

Darlene Trudell is Vice President of the Engineering Society of Detroit, which is hosting the event:

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“We do believe that there is a true shortage of technical workers here in Michigan, and for a lot of different reasons; some people have left the state, some have gone back to school, some have retired,” said Trudell. ” We have a very large number of baby-boomers living here in Michigan, and then you have other technical workers who have just given up.”

Trudell says that some CEO’s tell her that they are willing to train engineers.

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“They want them to come out, they want them to apply to the job. So I encourage anyone who is looking for a job to please come to this job fair,” said Trudell.

There will be more than 50 companies featured at the job fair.

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