Definition of “employment agency” - English Dictionary

“employment agency” in English

See all translations

employment agencynoun [ C ]

uk /ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt ˌeɪ.dʒən.si/ us /ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt ˌeɪ.dʒən.si/

Examples from literature

  • Employment agencies must not send applicants to places of bad repute. 
  • I was thinking of offering you the position before I went to the employment agency. 
  • Many employment agencies are engaged in supplying labour. 
  • Not all employment agencies cater to this trade. 
  • The employment agency clerk shrugged and took their names. 
  • The lady gave me a list of reputable employment agencies at last. 

(Definition of “employment agency” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“employment agency” in American English

See all translations

employment agencynoun [ C ]

us /ɪmˈplɔɪ·mənt ˌeɪ·dʒən·si/

(Definition of “employment agency” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“employment agency” in Business English

See all translations

employment agencynoun [ C ]

uk us also staffing agency HR

a business that is paid to find suitable workers for other companies and organizations:

A good employment agency will match your skills and aspirations to available opportunities in the marketplace.

(Definition of “employment agency” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!