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employment agency

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
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for employment agency
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for employment agency

employment agency

a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
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