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Construction projects are well underway and the job market is heating up! Is your company in need of skilled professionals to fill employment gaps? Contact RealStreet to learn more about how our employee leasing solutions can help your team achieve its goals this summer!

Best wishes from everyone at RealStreet!   

Katy Cook, CSP
Marketing Coordinator

What's Happening at RealStreet?
Paige Gemmill Promoted to Role of Recruiter!
RealStreet  is thrilled to announce the promotion of Paige Gemmill! She joined the company nearly a year ago as a Recruiting Coordinator for the Aberdeen office. During this time she saw success in her position, was honored as the 2017 Recruiting Coordinator of the Year, and has now been promoted to the role of Recruiter. 
According to RealStreet's Aberdeen Branch Manager, Jennifer Pipino, "Paige is developing into an extremely talented recruiting professional. She is knowledgeable, a strong team player and has always shown initiative in the performance of her duties, often going above and beyond what is expected of her. She demonstrates all of the qualities necessary for success in the employment industry. This promotion to Recruiter is a well-deserved progression in her career development."

View the full announcement on RealStreet's website.

RealStreet President, Judy McGovern,  Elected 
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland  Board Chair
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland recently named RealStreet President, Judy McGovern, as their new Board Chair for the Board of Directors! Judy was elected to the position on May 16, 2018 at the annual council meeting by the council's voting members. As Chair, Judy will govern the board, which provides oversight for the organization's finances, handles community relations and is responsible for the community's policy, planning, review and evaluation.   

When accepting the role, Judy shared her appreciation, stating that "serving my Girl Scout community has been a joy and a privilege that I am grateful for every single day" and that she "is deeply honored to have the opportunity." Judy has been involved in Girl Scouting for nearly 25 years. She began as a Brownie, continued through Cadettes, and earned her First Class (now Gold) Award. She has since shared Girl Scouts with her daughter, serving as Troop Leader, Troop Coordinator, Family Share Coordinator, Delegate Chair and National Delegate. Judy has proudly has been honored with Girl Scout's Outstanding Volunteer and Outstanding Leader awards, and for the past nine years she has served as a Board Member, with the last three years on the Executive Board.  

View the full release on 
About the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Girl Scouts is the best leadership development organization for girls. In a girl-only, girl-led environment, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland provides leadership and character building programs and activities for more than 20,000 girls in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties.  With the help and support of 8,000+ dedicated and committed adult volunteers, girls develop the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.  Visit  gscm.org  to find out more about the organization and how you can support the next generation of women leaders. 

Interesting Industry Information
How Does the Job Market Look?
For another look at the information, check out the BLS' interactive graphs.
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  April Jobs Report,  t he US economy saw an increase of 164,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. While there are always differing opinions and there are a wide variety of factors to consider, overall, the employment situation appears positive. 
A recent CareerBuilder publication pointed out how:
  • April marked the 91st straight month of job gains.
  • Unemployment is at a historic low (since 2000).
  • Wages are growing, but the rate remains unexpectedly slow.
The White House released a statement regarding the economic situation since the current President's election. Some of the highlights include:
  • America's economy has grown by 2.9% over the last four quarters, nearing the goal of 3%.
  • More than 3.1 million jobs have been created, including 363,000 new construction jobs.
  • The recent tax cuts and reforms are having a positive impact, as over 5 million employees are receiving bonuses, retirement account contributions, higher pay, and other new benefits.
Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, perceives the numbers in last month's report as positive indicators, and was quoted in a recent Glassdoor publication saying that the situation is "putting more workers in the driver's seat when it comes to negotiating for pay - we expect to see more upward pressure on wages throughout summer 2018 as a result."

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)  Industry 

The BLS showed an increase of 17,000 jobs within the construction industry.  A recent Architect Magazine   article, featuring the chart shown to the right, indicated that the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry as a whole sa w a decline.  For example (and illustrated in the images below and to the right):  
  • Architectural and engineering services declined by 5,200 jobs  
  • Nonresidential construction increased by 5,100 jobs

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Seasonal Tips
Ensure Your Company is Prepared 
for Increased Summer Production
For many people, summer is the most relaxing time of the year. However, as a construction professional, this can be your busiest season! With the longer days and warmer weather - providing ideal conditions to build - schedules fill up fast. Use the tips in the full article to ensure your business is prepared to handle the influx of work that is headed your way!

Is your team prepared for the workload? As one of the top architecture, engineering, and construction  employment agencies , RealStreet understands the importance of having a roster filled with top talent. Find out how our employee leasing solutions can benefit your organization during periods of fluctuating demand.

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