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employment agency

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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • In this employment-agency business a radical reform is needed.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864


  • The employment-agency is the housekeeper's recruiting station.

British Dictionary definitions for employment agency

employment agency

  1. a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
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