As 2016 comes to an end, RealStreet would like to take a moment to thank you for helping us see success in the past year. During this time, the company has again expanded to include an additional office, a number of new employees and a SeaPort-e contract. We appreciate the support during this period of growth and are excited for the opportunities to come. Best wishes throughout the holiday season and in all of your upcoming endeavors.

Katy Cook, CSP
Marketing Coordinator
What's New at RealStreet
Recruiting Coordinator Promoted to Recruiter!  
Whitney Johnson recently joined RealStreet as a Recruiting Coordinator in the Bel Air office. As of last month, she has taken on the role of Recruiter. As a Recruiter, Whitney has a lead role in RealStreet's hiring process. She is responsible for sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates, as well as managing communications between potential candidates and clients.

Learn more about Whitney on   RealStreet's Leadership Team Bios webpage .
RealStreet is Back From the 
2016  SAME Small Business Conference!
RealStreet recently attended the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference in Atlanta.  During this event, we hosted an awesome Happy Hour, featuring local brews, Sweetwater and Red Hare. In addition to enjoying a cold one, attendees also had the opportunity to enter our grand prize drawing: a chance to win a night in a private suite at an Orioles game in the 2017 season!

The entries came home and we held a drawing.  Watch the video to see who won!  
Examples of Recent Placements
RealStreet Recently Hired...
  • Architectural CAD Operator
  • Millwork Estimator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Accounting Manager
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Sr. Interior Designer
  • Entry Level Interior Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Inspector
Do you have an open position?  Contact us  to learn how we can help!
Interesting Industry Information
How is the Overall Workforce?
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. The US economy added 161,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.9%. For more information, check out the BLS' interactive graphs.

According to a recent  AGC of America article , the construction industry a dded 11,000 jobs in October, 6,700 of which were in the non-residential sector. Additionally, total employment reached 6,679,000 (the highest level since December  2008).

The Election's Impact on 
the Construction Industry
After a long and emotional campaign, our country has elected a new President: Donald Trump. He has wasted no time getting to work, quickly laying out the plans for his first actions in office. While there are still uncertainties, as mentioned in the recent SHRM article, Trump's Ideas for Change in the Workplace, it is expected that he will have an impact on: 
  • Regulatory and Tax Reform
  • Trade Deficit
  • Repeal of ACA
  • Maternity Leave and Child Care
  • E-Verify
  • Increase in Prevailing Wage for H-1B Visas
President Trump has also suggested several large-scale job creation/training initiatives. As mentioned in the recent Forbes article:  President Trump and Fuller Employment , three notable strategies include: 
Federal employees are expected to be impacted by the newly elected President's policies as well. The Washington Post article,  Trump and the federal workforce: Five key issues, reviews a few of the questions surrounding the federal workforce. 
The Future of Construction: 3D Printing
From manufacturing to medical devices, the many uses of 3D printers is growing, as stated in  6 Industries Changed Forever by 3D Printing via In the construction community, many are predicting that the technology will transform the industry.  The article  How 3D Printing could Revolutionize the Construction Industry   from Building Radar,  discusses potential benefits. W hile many of the uses are still conceptual, 3D printers might be able to  produce construction materials (such as bricks, panels, etc.) or even construct  entire buildings in a more timely and cost effective manner than traditional methods.  It could be a complete game-changer. 

Those interviewed in  How will 3-D printing technology disrupt conventional construction practices?   from Construction Dive take a pragmatic view on the subject. While there are a number of potential uses for 3D printers, there are also a number of barriers to the wide-spread adoption of the technology. The printers are large, the costs are high and the technology requires specialized operators. 

3D printing technology is still in its early stages of development.  While there are already a number of ideas regarding its use in the construction industry, it's true potential is yet to be seen. For a sample  of current projects, refer to 10 of the Best 3D Printing Innovations in the Construction Industry  via 3D Printing Industries. 

Featured News Post

Three Considerations When Candidates Have Recently Re-Entered the Workforce

Adding a new worker to the team is always an important decision. The intent is to pick the best person for the job and the hope is that they will succeed, but there is always some level of uncertainty. 
O ver time, hiring managers can become accustomed to searching for certain red flags, using them as rapid screening devices. While this may help companies avoid certain hiring mistakes, it can hurt their chances of hiring a great individual. One red flag, that should not lead to an immediate elimination, is a gap in work history.
A resume from a seemingly outstanding candidate trying to re-enter the workforce, could be a hidden gem. Special circumstances may have led to the employment gap and the individual may still be a qualified and highly driven employee. Instead of blindly discarding all candidates, handle each on a case-by-case basis. 
Read the  full article  for three considerations to keep in mind when candidates have recently re-entered the workforce. 

Seasonal Safety Information
Holiday Food, Fun & Travel
The  holiday season is filled with decorations, delicious meals and desserts and variety of traditions. Unfortunately, a variety of hazards often accompany the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Reduce your risk this season by being responsible as you cook, craft and celebrate. 

Ensure you, your friends and family have a safe and happy holiday season by taking precautions and celebrating responsibly.  Check out the following: 
If you are looking for a few great craft and recipe resources, check out the following sites: 
Holiday travel can be trying. With additional traffic, stresses and hazards, it is important to plan ahead and take additional care during this time of year. Ensure you have safe travels by taking p recautions before you head out of town. Consider the following:
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