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Altair's Troy HQ welcomes new hires as part of 1,000-person expansion

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.

Altair 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.

Altair 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 customers.

"I think it creates a synergy with our customers," Kidder says.

Source: Mike Kidder, vice president of corporate marketing for Altair Engineering
Writer: Jon Zemke
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