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employment office

(Brit) any of a number of government offices established to collect and supply to the unemployed information about job vacancies and to employers information about availability of prospective workers Former names employment exchange, labour exchange See also Jobcentre
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  • He crossed on the ferry to San Francisco and made his way to an employment office.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • He put himself into communication with the Manager and with the employment office.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • Nor does it act as an employment office, for this is a separate and very well organized business.

  • I waited to go with him to the employment office to get his shipment.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • His first day in America he sought out an employment office.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • The employment office is not for the benefit of the poor, but to be of service to the rich, to lower the pride of the workingman.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • What do you know about the employment office that sent her to you?

    What eight million women want Rheta Childe Dorr
  • It was not at the depot nor at any employment office nor at the emergency hospital, nor at the prison door.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • Two hundred boys applied for "jobs" at the employment office that day.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • He left the home group as busy as usual, for Mrs. Alcott had several boarders, as well as her employment office.

    Ten American Girls From History Kate Dickinson Sweetser

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