Colonie – Technology and manufacturing workers are in demand, and that’s pushed Capital Region wages for these occupations upward.

Entry level salaries for engineering positions, for example, are in the $60,000 to $70,000 range locally, while experienced engineers can earn incomes in the low six figures, according to state Labor Department data.

Machinists and technicians, meanwhile, can earn comfortable middle class salaries with as little as two years of schooling beyond high school.

Recruiters will be seeking to fill a number of jobs during the Times Union’s annual Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair, to be held in conjunction with job website Monster, from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Albany Marriott hotel, 189 Wolf Road.

Some of the region’s largest technology employers and manufacturers will have recruiters at the event, which is sponsored by the Albany-based Center for Economic Growth.

Among the more than two dozen employers participating are Albany Molecular Research, GlobalFoundries, SI Group, Simmons Machine Tool Co., and the Watervliet Arsenal.

Software companies including Vicarious Visions also will participate.

The event is free to job seekers, who are asked to bring their resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

More details, including the most up-to-date list of exhibitors and recruiters, are available online at