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SAE International Releases Engineer Employment Study for Mobility Industries

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 3, 2011 - SAE International recently released an Engineer Employment Study for Mobility Industries, 2011-2016, the first-of-its-kind in the industry, which discusses the employment and career outlook for mobility professionals in the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industries.

In order to complete the study, SAE International used personal interviews and surveys with high-level human resource professionals in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries, SAE International’s “Engineering Employment Study for Mobility Industries 2011-2016” looks to when and where each industry intends to hire as the global economy emerges from one of the worst recessions in modern history. The study documents prospective hiring trends for each industry as well as for companies at different levels of the supply chain.

The study has some good news for mobility engineers: all respondents in automotive, aerospace and Commercial Vehicle industries plan to hire engineers and related positions in the next five years. In addition, a majority of employers plan to add positions in the next 1-3 years. Also, mechanical engineers are expected to be in the highest demand across all industries, followed by industrial, electrical/electronic and manufacturing engineers. The study contains much more information that is only available through SAE International.

This is yet another piece of evidence that shows that the mobility sector is experiencing a recovery. With automakers reporting record sales and the aerospace and commercial vehicle industries also looking up, more employers are looking for engineers.

The study will prove useful to engineers especially, but also students looking to enter into the market, as it can help prospective engineering students plan their course of study. For those already in the market, it provides a useful insight into the future growth of the mobility industry.

The study, which was tabulated and reported by Hardin Business Communications, is available to all members of SAE International through EngineerXchangeSM, the professional and social networking service of SAE International. This service is free for all SAE International members. For all others who are interested, an executive summary is available at http://www.sae.org/membership/employmentstudy/ . Members can also access salary data in the engineering industry through EngineerXchange, another first for the mobility engineering industry. 

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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