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noun

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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Also called employment bureau.

Origin of employment agency

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for employment agency

employment agency

noun

a private firm whose business is placing people in jobs
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