Across the world, there is a need for engineers. In Central New York, local firms are trying to recruit workers.

SRC Inc. is looking to hire 300 employees and Lockheed Martin needs 200 new engineers. Lockheed held a job fair Thursday, telling recruits why they need more staff right away.

"There are two main reasons we have very good business,” said Senior Manager of Systems Engineering Aaron Luke. “We continue to have strong business across the board; the second is that we've had a lot of retirement, especially in the baby boomers. We thought that this wave was coming for a while ,and it's finally hit us."

Lockheed says perfect candidates would be hired on the spot at the job fair.