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Working With Employment Agencies Fresno CA

Career experts offer tips for job candidates who are considering seeking the services of a commercial employment agency.

Valley Staffing Services - MASTER
(559) 625-0183
3435 S. Demaree
Visalia, CA

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Green Valley Ag
(559) 264-5706
1528 N West Ave
Fresno, CA

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Jobs Plus
(559) 222-5627
421 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

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Prime Labor and Staffing
(559) 351-0560
PO Box 9607
Fresno, CA

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Plus Group
(559) 229-4839
385 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

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Prime Job Staffing Service
(559) 442-8770
1339 N Crystal Ave
Fresno, CA

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(559) 431-2648
1570 N Wishon Ave
Fresno, CA

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421 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

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Pat Di Furia & Associates
(559) 222-5426
790 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

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Working With Employment Agencies

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You may be a job candidate who is considering seeking the services of a commercial employment agency. There are an estimated 20,000 such firms in the United States, and distinguishing the type and quality of services they offer is no simple task. First of all, many labels are used interchangeably: executive search firms, personnel consultants, headhunters, outplacement firms, employment agencies-to name a few. The industry is further complicated by its questionable reputation and lack of regulation.

The following descriptions of the four basic types of third-party recruiting may offer some understanding:

  • Outplacement Organizations They accept money from individuals (private outplacement), or from corporations sponsoring individuals (corporate outplacement), to conduct job campaigns for displaced employees. The fee is paid up front (retained fees) and the firm markets the individual (candidate marketing).
  • Employment Agencies Working primarily with candidates who seek their services, these organizations market the candidates to employers who can potentially use their skills. Fees are earned either from the candidate (applicant paid fees) or the employer (employer paid fees), but only after the candidate is successfully placed in a position (contingent fees).
  • Contingent Search Firms Instead of depending on walk-in or mail-in candidates, they custom locate (recruit) candidates and are paid by the employer upon successful assignment completion (contingent fees).
  • Retained Search Firms Like contingent search firms, retained search firms recruit candidates for their corporate clients, but are either paid up front or on a progress basis (retained basis).
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