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Employment Agencies



Employment Agencies

Here is the breakdown on employment agencies.  Pick the one that’s right for you.

 Employer Paid Agency

Companies often hire employment agencies to do their preliminary screening.  The company pays the agency to advertise for positions and do the preliminary interviews.  It is a great idea to sign up with as many of these agencies as possible.  Some of these agencies specialize in certain types of employment.  For example, some agencies will hire only clerical staff while other agencies handle only technical types of jobs such as IT.  There are other agencies that handle the gamut of jobs.  Look for an agency that suits your needs, submit your resume and application with the agency and see what happens.  It’s a good idea to touch bases with the agency from time to time to let them know you are still available.  Remember, you pay nothing, even if you get the job.  The employer foots the bill for this service either contingent on the hire of the candidate or on a retainer.

Employee Paid Agency

This type of agency is paid by the job seeker.  Typically these types of agencies are typically for low-mid level paying jobs.  Most agencies will not require the candidate to pay the agency until they land the job and some will break your fee in payments from your first three paychecks.  Try using the first type (Employer paid) agency first before resorting to an agency that you will have to pay.

Executive Head Hunters/Recruiters

These types of agencies are paid by the employer and only search out candidates that are in a higher level of employment class such as Controllers, CEOs, lawyers, physicians, etc.

Temporary Employment Agencies

These agencies hire employees to fill positions on a temporary basis.  Some jobs last only a few days, while some will last several months.  Sometimes, the job becomes permanent if the employer is happy with your work and they have a position to fill.  If you work for a temporary agency you are paid directly by the agency and not the employer.  Temp agencies are a great way to get experience and references in your permanent job search!



Locations: 360 worldwide

Specialties: financial, accounting, credit and collections

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Locations: 150 worldwide

Specialties: engineering, aviation, scientific and architecture

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CLP Resources

Locations: 64 nationwide

Specialties: construction and skilled trades

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Kelly Services

Locations:  2,000 nationwide

Specialties: professional services, law, health care, technical and administrative

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Labor Ready

Locations: 600 nationwide

Specialty: general day labor

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Locations: 4,200 worldwide

Specialties: professional services, technical, finance, engineering and administrative

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Locations: serves clients nationwide from headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga.

Specialties: sales and marketing

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MSX International

Locations: 13 worldwide

Specialty: automotive business solutions

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On Assignment

Locations:  79 worldwide

Specialties: health care, travel nursing and engineering

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Locations: 62 nationwide

Specialties: logistics and warehousing

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Locations: 90 worldwide

Specialty: information technology

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Locations: 31 nationwide

Specialty: commercial truck drivers

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