employment agency


Definition of employment agency

: an agency whose business is to find jobs for people seeking them or to find people to fill jobs that are open

Examples of employment agency in a Sentence

He found work as a mechanic through an employment agency.
Recent Examples on the Web The additional funds in 2021 will allow the health department to hire an additional 13 temporary workers from the employment agency Ajilon. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wauwatosa is allocating nearly $1 million for COVID-19 contact tracing in 2021," 18 Nov. 2020 When the state employment agency resumes processing applications next week, the figures could likewise rise, experts said. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "837,000 in U.S. file for unemployment — but California’s numbers are a blank," 1 Oct. 2020 Tenants must notify landlords in writing and provide documentation supporting their request for a rent reprieve, but Oliver says the employment agency where he was registered as a day laborer refused to get involved. Fernanda Santos, New York Times, "Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis," 30 Sep. 2020 WPA PoolGetty Images Kate Middleton and Prince William visited a London employment agency Tuesday, and spoke to jobseekers and employers. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Told Prince William "Don't Forget Charlotte!" During Their Latest Public Engagement," 16 Sep. 2020 The state also reported an outbreak of 21 new coronavirus cases linked to Independent Transport, an employment agency in Morrow County. oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon: State officials report 212 cases and 5 deaths Thursday," 27 Aug. 2020 David Gerstenfeld, interim director of the employment agency, said Wednesday that the department is committed to processing all 60,000 remaining applications by Aug. 8. oregonlive, "Legislators want state to give $500 to Oregonians still waiting for unemployment benefits," 10 July 2020 The search can include activities such as registering with a local employment agency, searching for jobs online or attending a job fair. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Texans receiving unemployment must prove they're looking for work, starting in July," 17 June 2020 Rudy Gutierrez runs a local employment agency, All the Right Connections, which employs 2000 people during the festival season—some directly to Goldenvoice in office jobs, skilled labor, accounting and other fields. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "'How Can We Survive Summer?' Coachella Valley Workers Reel From Festival's Postponement," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of employment agency

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Employment agency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/employment%20agency. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of employment agency

: a company whose business is to find jobs for people

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