The Automotive Capital of the World – Michigan Automotive RecruitersAugust 5, 2014 in Recent News
Residing at a population of around 10.1 million people, Michigan is widely known as the automotive capital of the world. Detroit, Michigan, or as many natives call “The Motor City” is headquarters to the nation’s three major automotive companies: Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Additionally, being the only state in the nation that consists of two peninsulas, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is vital to the wealth of the economy as a popular destination for tourists and its abundance of natural resources. The Lower Peninsula is home to the famous annual summer events like the Woodward Dream Cruise, Electronic Music Festival, the Country Music Hoedown, the North American Auto Show, the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival Fireworks, and much more.
In terms of automotive employment, Michigan ranks fourth in the U.S. in high tech employment with over 600,000 high tech works which include over 100,000 in the automotive industry. Per capita, Michigan has more engineers than any other state in the country, graduating the third highest amount of engineers annually. This high ranking of graduates directly attributes to Michigan’s number one ranking of employment for industrial and mechanical engineers. Although, even with that number one ranking, automotive suppliers still find it of significant difficulty to find the right specialized engineers to fill needed positions. Even with the help of Michigan automotive recruiting firms, the supply of specialized engineers is not on par with the high demand for them. Being home to the headquarters of 61 of the top 100 automotive suppliers, Michigan automotive recruiters are worth their weight in gold to the OEM’S and Tier suppliers to help them in their search for the right candidates.
Currently, Michigan holds the number three spot for overall research and development expenditures in the United States. As a statistic of gross domestic product, Michigan’s research and development expenditures make up a higher percentage of its GDP than any other state in the U.S. As a result, the automotive industry has received grants in excess of $1.35 Billion from the United States Department of Energy to aid in the research and manufacturing of electric vehicle technology. In addition, public universities such as the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University have attracted in excess of $1.50 billion in research and development grants each year. These numerous research and development centers provide engineering, extensive design and research support for the automotive industry including process automation, materials, manufacturing systems, advanced software, and much more. In terms of innovation and advancements in technology for overall manufacturing systems, Michigan has helped pave the way for the rest of the world.
At On the Mark Recruiting Specialists, Inc. we specialize in the recruitment and placement of professionals in the automotive sector. Our customers are global and domestic manufacturers and suppliers to the OEM, Tier I and Tier II industry. As automotive electronics head hunters residing in Detroit, Michigan, the automotive capital of the world, we have built strong relationships with professionals who work among the world’s largest automakers and suppliers. We have earned a reputation of successful performance; only the most highly qualified candidates are presented to our customers.