an agency that helps find jobs for persons seeking employment or assists employers in finding persons to fill positions that are open.
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Origin of employment agency
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called employment bureau.
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Examples from the Web for employment agency
The employment-agency is the housekeeper's recruiting station.Guide to Hotel Housekeeping|Mary E. Palmer
In this employment-agency business a radical reform is needed.
British Dictionary definitions for employment agency
a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
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