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

Morales typically makes several hundred dollars a week — not on the MDC’s direct payroll, but as an outside worker from the roster of a temporary employment agency, TempsNow!, MDC records of billings and Morales’ timesheets show. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: Democrat Who Owes State $29,381 Seeks Election To Legislature," 30 June 2018 The company is letting go another 61 employees in San Diego and 241 in North Carolina, according to Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) filings with state and local employment agencies. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Qualcomm cuts more jobs as it revamps data center efforts," 15 June 2018 As chair of the Labor and Workforce Committee, Silverman oversees the District’s employment agency and has subjected Bowser aides to stringent questioning. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 29 June 2018 Each vet is assigned a career coach from ManpowerGroup, one of the nation's largest employment agencies, and the program includes interview training. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rockwell and ManpowerGroup collaborate to train veterans for high-tech jobs," 19 Apr. 2018 Many middle-class and wealthy families throughout the Middle East and Asia have domestic help, often hiring them through employment agencies. Kristina Davis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Labor trafficking victim stuck in limbo after escape, wants to return to Indonesia," 2 Apr. 2018 Emery is the employment program manager at the Milwaukee Careers Cooperative, a nonprofit employment agency. Morgan Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are tattoos taboo in the workplace? It depends on their size, content and placement — and company culture," 4 May 2018 In Bosnia, where all 23 terrorism convicts are leaving prison, the Justice Ministry said local housing, social workers and employment agencies are notified, but that there's little capacity to do much more. Fox News, "Europe's terror convicts gain freedom to improvised response," 11 May 2018 The chic, self-confident Marlene (Carmen Zilles) has just been promoted to managing director of the Top Girls employment agency, and there to help Marlene celebrate are a dizzying array of figures from history, art, and literature. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "A top-notch ‘Top Girls’ at the Huntington," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of employment agency

1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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