Definition of employment agency in English:

employment agency


  • A business that finds employers or employees for those seeking them.

    • ‘His opportunity was a construction job that he got through an employment agency.’
    • ‘‘The more specialised the business, the more the employment agency may charge the client,’ the spokesman says.’
    • ‘Boyle has started an employment agency and other small businesses to help gang members who want to leave that life find new ones.’
    • ‘She previously worked for another company, also an employment agency, which had a contract with the city council but she declined to name which one.’
    • ‘He's now mainly in the employment agency business, with more than 600 people on his books.’
    • ‘He arrived in London where a friend put him in contact with a London-based employment agency.’
    • ‘A specialist employment agency supplying teaching and childcare staff was asked to track down teachers and childcare workers.’
    • ‘When I arrived at the employment agency, they gravely informed me that the position had been filled five minutes ago.’
    • ‘It plans to begin them again in the spring using workers contracted from a foreign employment agency.’
    • ‘We have already launched our Business Support Project, and the employment agency to help local people get jobs is coming shortly.’
    • ‘With that in mind she has set up an employment agency at her children's school in north London, matching mothers to local employers.’
    • ‘The spokeswoman said that the 61 staff, all employed from the Manpower employment agency, had been recruited because of their ‘flexibility’.’
    • ‘A fast-growing employment agency which provides staff to leading car manufacturers has unveiled plans for new headquarters in Bradford.’
    • ‘After being contacted by an employment agency in the city, I arranged to have an interview with a friendly enough sounding man.’


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