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We hope you had a safe and happy Labor Day and enjoyed the long weekend. In the spirit of the holiday, here's to all your hard work and achievements this past year! 

Is there anything we can do to help your career moving forward? Let us know!

Katy Cook, CSP
Marketing Coordinator

What's Happening at RealStreet?
We're Hiring: 
Help a Job Seeker You Know 
Kick-Start Their Career  with RealStreet!
Do you know any aspiring recruiting or human resources professionals?   We are actively seeking Recruiting Coordinators to support our Aberdeen and Marriottsville, MD offices!  The roles have the potential for upward mobility and provide a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience with a leading, national employment organization! 

To see additional testimonials, visit RealStreet's website.

Interesting Industry Information
How Does the Job Market Look?
The U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a "M onthly Jobs Report"  soon after the beginning of each month. Each report describes the previous month's employment situation, based on data such as the number of jobs that were added to the economy and the unemployment rate.  According to t he  July Jobs Report ,  t he US economy saw an increase of 157,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate decreased to 3.9%. 

For another look at the information, check out the BLS' interactive graphs.
Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)  Industry 

As stated in a recent Associated General Contractors of America article, the BLS reported a positive month for the construction industry. Employment increased to 19,000 and unemployment decrease to 3.4%. While the numbers are still below some economist's expectations, industry earnings improved during this time as well. 

A recent Architect Magazine   article indicated that the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry as a whole spiked For example (and illustrated in the image below):  
  • Architectural and engineering services increased by 4,800 jobs  
  • Heavy and civil engineering increased by 800 jobs
  • Nonresidential construction increased by 3,800 positions
  • Specialty trade contractors increased by 14,200 jobs

How many job seekers do you know? Would they be a good fit for one of these positions? 

To see all of our open positions, check out the  RealStreet Job Board !

RealStreet has recently filled the following positions!
  • Project Coordinator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Purchasing & Estimating Manager
  • Bridge Inspection Team Leader
IT & Cyber Security
Privacy Concerns: 
Google Tracking 
Most Google users realize that they are being tracked by the company to a certain degree, but many have been shocked to learn the extent of the data collected. A recent Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed that Google is tracking a significant amount of location information, even when individuals utilize privacy settings that prohibit this function. 

The investigation also revealed that Google shares time stamped location information with law enforcement, which enables them to identify specific devices near a particular crime scene. While there are benefits to this knowledge, many feel that users should understand how their information is actually being tracked and used. 

Google claims that it has provided ample notification, but the explanations were relatively hidden and often unclear. Many u sers thought that once location tracking was disabled, it would apply across the board in all apps. While i t is possible to delete this information, it is a tedious process (unless you don't mind deleting all of your stored information at one time). 

Google is now facing a class action lawsuit, but the outcome is still unknown. In the meantime, users should familiarize themselves with the situation, thoroughly check privacy settings and pay attention to any changes in company policies, practices and government regulations. 
Featured News Post
How to Leverage Industry Specific
LinkedIn Groups to Advance Your Career
LinkedIn is a quintessential social networking tool for professionals in a range of fields, including the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The platform enables users to have a professional online presence, make connections, follow influencers and organizations, learn about topics and share information and discover new opportunities.

Groups are one networking option that is often underutilized on LinkedIn. There are a wide range of groups, each with their own focus. When utilized, they can be particularly beneficial for career advancement.  Read the full article for more information.


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Financial Advice From Your Future Self 
Accelerate Your Savings
Small increases to your monthly contributions will add up over time. You can do this by increasing the percentage of your salary that you contribute into your company's 401(k) Plan. Increasing your contribution by as little as 2% may result in a bigger account balance and more financial security at retirement, as shown in the image below.

The aforementioned content was sourced from Prosperity Consulting Group, LLC .
Safety Advice
Seasonal Safety:
Emergency Preparedness
As stated on the Ready.gov website, September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). However, if general prudence isn't enough, last years' devastating hurricanes and wildfires should serve as an all-too-recent reminder of the importance of preparation.  After all, it takes time for emergency responders to arrive, for rescues to take place and for communities to recover. We all hope for the best, but can be essential to plan for the worst. 

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Who in your network is looking for a new opportunity? 

Check our  open positions to see if any are a match to the job seekers that you know. At RealStreet we value great candidates and when it comes down to it, we know you're the Real Deal! We have a great referral program that provides compensation for every qualified referral.