employment agency

noun
an agency that helps find jobs for persons seeking employment or assists employers in finding persons to fill positions that are open.
Also called employment bureau.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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employment agency
 
n
a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs

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Example sentences
There's his soap powder pyramid scheme, his real estate and employment agency gambits.
Thousands of other nurses take temporary work for a daily rate, often through a local, mom-and-pop employment agency.
The subcontractor obtains personnel from an employment agency.
No employment agency or placement firm can guarantee you a job.
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