One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a government employment agency.
- ‘Attendance in the employment office increased by 100 per cent and job placements fell by 50 per cent.’
- ‘The definition of what constitutes a ‘reasonable’ job offer is to be made more ‘flexible’, increasing the likelihood that the employment office can withdraw benefits when such a post is refused.’
- ‘Before graduation she went to the employment office at Cambridge and was told, ‘We have too many arts graduates like you.’’
- ‘Job seekers visiting the employment office in Ipswich found an unusual offering among the usual advertisements for waiters and nurses: a knife-thrower's assistant.’
- ‘The local employment office was swamped with hundreds clamoring for work.’
- ‘He returned to the employment office and was drafted to another mail room, this time at a well-known magazine.’
- ‘This figure recorded only those registered as seeking employment and receiving some sort of support from employment offices.’
- ‘Early last year she looked after John when his mother was at work in an employment office.’
- ‘Until now, an employment office has had to prove that an unemployed person is unwilling to work in order to be able to reduce or withhold his benefits.’
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