Are there any skills gaps or open positions on your team? Demand for quality architecture, engineering and construction professionals is high, and it will continue to grow as more projects take off.  Contact us   to learn more about how our employee leasing and talent management solutions can help your business complete projects on time and under budget!

Best wishes, 
Katy Cook, CSP
Marketing Coordinator

What's Happening at RealStreet?
RealStreet is Attending SAME JETC!
RealStreet is attending the 2018 SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo in Kansas City, MO from May 23-25, 2018.  We hope to see you there! 

If you are attending, make sure to come to our booth for our Brews & Baseball themed Happy Hour!

RealStreet Booth: #417

We're Hiring!
Do you know anyone who is looking for opportunity to develop their career with a well-established recruiting and talent management firm?  We are actively seeking a Recruiting Coordinator to support our Tysons Corner office! This position has growth potential and is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience with a leading, national employment organization. Please send them our way!

Do you know any skilled architects, engineers or construction professionals who are looking for a rewarding job opportunity? We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the Hurricane Maria Recovery efforts. Positions include: 

Please pass this email along to anyone you think might be a good fit for these vital roles. Thank you!

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  March Jobs Report,  t he US economy saw an increase of 103,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1%.
While the growth wasn't as substantial in March (103k) as it was in February (313k), the outlook is still positive. After all, it was the 90th consecutive month of growth! Plus, as recently stated in The New York Times, the report wasn't a drastic surprise. "February's job growth was probably inflated by a surge in hiring in construction and the retail sector that reflected unseasonably warm weather in much of the country. Both sectors slumped in March as winter storms blew through the eastern United States."

Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)  Industry 

The BLS showed a decrease of 15,000 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: 
  • Architectural and engineering services declined by 3,600 jobs  
  •  Heavy and civil engineering construction decreased by 3,600 jobs
According to the AIA, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is the leading economic indicator of construction activity, as it "reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and nonresidential construction spending."  A score of 50 is neutral, above 50 is positive and below is negative.  The March ABI of 51 shows an increase in demand for design services.  According to the report, billings remain strong at firms with multifamily residential and commercial / industrial sectors.
The  Dodge Momentum Index tracks and measures the initial reporting of non-residential building projects. With the increase in non-residential construction projects, the Dodge Data & Analytics ' Momentum  Index increased 6.1% in March to 155. C ommercial building saw a decrease of 9.6% and the institutional building an increase of 1.6%. 
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