The Lowdown on Employment Agencies


The proliferation of online job search sites has made posting and applying for open positions much easier -- but for employers, it's made identifying appropriate candidates much harder. As many employers become frustrated with the hustle of sifting through hundreds of resumes and job seekers become frustrated with the lack of responses, employment agencies have become integral to a smoother hiring process. In fact, as the American Staffing Association (ASA) points out, "the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry makes a vital contribution to the US economy, and provides outstanding job and career opportunities for nearly 17 million employees per year."

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