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employment agency

noun
1.
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 of employment agency
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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  • The differences were slight, showing that the employment agency problem is much the same east and west.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • In May, 1865, an employment agency was opened, and continued for six months.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • Disappointed, and highly indignant, we called again the next day upon that manager of the employment agency.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • In other words, he was running an employment agency for the benefit of the railroads.

    The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns
  • She had the address of an employment agency, furnished her by an acquaintance.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • He had gone to the Texas employment agency and had an interview with that lady?

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And Rudi undoubtedly had a job by now, or at least a good chance of one through an employment agency.

    Hex Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
  • This is an employment agency started about 1889 by the proprietor who came from Delaware the year preceding.

    The Negro at Work in New York City George Edmund Haynes
  • It has an employment agency and supports classes in domestic science for those girls who wish to become more expert workers.

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
British Dictionary definitions for employment agency

employment agency

noun
1.
a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
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