Auburn Hills ranked among top five markets for engineering jobs in the nation

Auburn Hills is ranked fifth among the top markets for engineering jobs nationwide in a recent survey from Monster Worldwide Inc.

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Auburn Hills, MI—May 23, 2013—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is ranked fifth among the top markets for engineering jobs nationwide in a recent survey from Monster Worldwide Inc. Houston ranked as the top market for engineering, followed by San Jose, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Chicago and then Auburn Hills.

According to Auburn Hills City Manager Pete Auger, the survey ranking is directly attributable to the city’s reputation as a business-friendly manufacturing hub.

“Our economic development team and the city as a whole work together to attract and retain the world’s leading manufacturers to Auburn Hills,” said Auger. “These organizations thrive largely because of their top-notch engineering talent, so it’s not surprising to see the city in the top five markets for engineers. For engineers and manufacturing employers alike, this designation is another reason to work and grow in Auburn Hills.” 

The need to fill engineering jobs in Auburn Hills is immediate and ongoing and the city works with organizations on short and long term solutions to fill the talent gap, often connecting employers with instructors at one of the five colleges and universities based in the city to develop and implement condensed and/or targeted training programs in engineering and manufacturing processes. One Auburn Hills’ organization needing to hire several CNC operators recently conducted a six week training program on CNC at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills’ campus. At the conclusion of the program, the top performing students were hired at the operation.

In addition to the top markets for engineering, the survey revealed the top five engineering occupations: industrial, mechanical, electrical, civil and electronics engineering.

To view the full report from Monster Worldwide Inc. click here.

About Auburn Hills

Celebrating 30 years as a city in 2013, Auburn Hills is home to more than 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at