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 Some educational alumni offices and state employment agencies offer specialized services for experienced workers, such as Massachusetts’ 50 Plus Job Seekers network. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Many workers bypass the federal process and instead file complaints with their state employment agencies or file lawsuits in state courts. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2023 Talent Retention in the U.S. Accounting and Finance, a new report by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), a global association of accountants and financial professionals, in collaboration with Robert Half, an employment agency, examines the reasons why talent is eyeing the door. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 The company, based in Santa Monica, Calif., has hired two in-house recruiters, in addition to working with employment agencies and offering bonuses to employees who bring on new staffers. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2023 The alternative, workers said, is to wait in line at the offices of nonprofit groups that have a limited number of construction job referrals, or else pay hundreds of dollars to private employment agencies that may not find worthwhile matches. Ana Ley, New York Times, 27 June 2023 Related:Teen fentanyl dealer who sold to North Texas high schoolers, others gets 8 years, 4 months Discrimination against people of color and women in the construction industry is pervasive, according to the employment agency. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2023 The 2007 strike also saw writers turning to employment agencies and temporary assignments outside the entertainment industry. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2023 By the end of the decade, the German employment agency says the shortfall will rise to as much as 500,000 — roughly equivalent to the city of Nuremberg, adding to the strains on the economy. William Wilkes, Bloomberg.com, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of employment agency was in 1888

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“Employment agency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/employment%20agency. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

employment agency

: a company whose business is to find jobs for certain people and to find people suitable for certain jobs
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