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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
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In May, 1865, an employment agency was opened, and continued for six months.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • 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
  • 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 grabbed me by the neck and bent my pride and sent me off praying to find a place through an employment agency.

    The Blue Wall

    Richard Washburn Child
  • The Appointment Bureau is an employment agency, and one of the most extraordinary employment agencies ever organized.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • The employment agency will notify you to appear at the barber college for an interview.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • 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)
British Dictionary definitions for employment agency

employment agency

a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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