an agency that helps find jobs for persons seeking employment or assists employers in finding persons to fill positions that are open.
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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