We hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season! May the new year fill your life with success, good luck and happiness. Best wishes from everyone at RealStreet!
Katy Cook, CSP
What's New at RealStreet
Jump-Start your 2017 Job Search with RealStreet!
It's JobSeeker January at RealStreet! Are you - or is anyone you know - searching for a new job? Watch this video for industry and job market insights and an introduction to JobSeeker January.
Whether you are considering a job search or you are simply keeping options open, contact RealStreet! Our Recruiters are here to help
job seekers keep their career resolutions and make the most of 2017!
There is no better time to make a fresh start in your career than at the beginning of a new year. Now is the time to dust off your resume and put your job search in full swing! The job market is competitive, so it's important to dedicate yourself to becoming the best candidate available. Read the full post for 5 tips to give your job search momentum in the new year!
Examples of Recent Placements
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Interesting Industry Information
How is the Overall Workforce?
The U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a "Monthly 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 178,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.6%.For more information, check out the BLS' interactive graphs.
According to a recent AGC of America article, the Construction employment achieved an eight-year high of 6,704,000 in November, an increase of 19,000 from October and 155,000 or 2.4 percent from a year ago.
A Look Back at the Construction Industry
Throughout the last year, the architecture, engineering and construction industry has faced its fair share of challenges, but it has seen a number of opportunities as well. Ideas have been conceived, processes have been improved and new technologies have been developed. For a glimpse at some of the highlights and hot topics from the past year, check out the following articles from Construction Dive.
Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with wearable technology for personal use. Whether they wear a Fitbit, Google Glasses or keep tracking tiles on their key chain and bags, the devices are becoming more accepted and affordable. The recent Construction Dive article: Wearable Devices Bring Human Data to the Connected Job Site, predicts that the global wearable market will reach $19 billion in 2018!
A portion of the anticipated market share belongs to the construction industry. The initial intended uses focus on worker safety and tracking, such as a tech-infused vest that can alert the wearer (and / or their supervisors) know of potential dangers in the immediate area, and serve as a locator in the event o a major disaster. Additional concepts include:
Heat regulated clothing
Glasses (such as Google Glasses) that integrate with BIM technology to create a real-world view of a construction site.
Full body exoskeletons to enable workers to perform tasks that are beyond the ability of a typical human
Before bidding farewell to 2016, take a moment to reflect on the past year. It is important to remember that the successes seen by your company would not have been possible without your hardworking staff. Reward your employees for their ongoing efforts and dedication.
Read the full article for three ways to thank your employees for their work over the last year.
Who in your network is looking for a new opportunity?
open positions to see if any of them 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 compensates you for every qualified referral you provide us.