Working With Employment Agencies Los Banos CA

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

(650) 330-0044
161 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA

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Corporate Alliances Career Agents
(530) 885-5215
300 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA

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Sai People Solutions
(650) 342-7007
1350 Old Bay Shore Hwy
Burlingame, CA

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ETN Technologies
(949) 682-1372
14077 Deepwater Bend
Eastvale, CA
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Finance, Healthcare

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Storevik Financial Search
(858) 792-0433
162626 High Bluff Dr
San Diego, CA

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Computer Consultants Of America
(714) 372-2240
7755 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA

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(800) 854-7431
16775 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA

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Superior Temporary Service
(661) 322-1283
2217 E Street
Bakersfield, CA

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Manpower Professional
(858) 635-5835
7310 Miramar Road Suite 610
San Diego, CA
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T & T Staffing
(951) 683-3753
1465 Spruce St.
Riverside, 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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