employment agency

noun

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 beer halls are named for an old logger’s union employment agency — the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen Employment. oregonlive, 12 Nov. 2021 According to Powell, the center is often mistaken as a temporary employment agency or the unemployment office. Madison Bateman, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 9 Nov. 2021 But Jessica Hiser, marketing director for the employment agency Spherion in Ashland, said job seekers are looking for more than pay. Emma Davis, Fortune, 15 Oct. 2021 Ahn founded an employment agency for Korean laborers that eventually became a highly complex and self-governed settlement. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2021 The Alaska branch of PeopleReady, a nationwide temporary employment agency, is experiencing its best year in at least five years, said Sarah Houck, Alaska manager for the company. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021 Your state’s employment agency may have even stricter equal-pay rules; WorkplaceFairness.org has handy links for each state. Washington Post, 29 July 2021 Kristen Barden, the partnership’s executive director, said BID taxes range from $100,000 levied on the LINE hotel to $382.84 paid by Jubilee Jobs, a nonprofit employment agency. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 As a result of the worker shortage, pay rates have gone up 10 percent to 30 percent in the past three months alone, said Phil Blair, executive officer of employment agency Manpower West. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of employment agency

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of employment agency was in 1888

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14 Dec 2021

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“Employment agency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/employment%20agency. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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employment agency

noun

English Language Learners Definition of employment agency

: a company whose business is to find jobs for people

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