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.

Factor & Associates
(310) 376-0870
2615 190 St
Redondo Beach, CA

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(805) 376-2250
1200 W Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA

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Marquee Staffing
(949) 222-6430
1 Park Plaza
Irvine, CA
Main Industries / Positions
Admin & Clerical, Finance, Human Resources

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Labor 1 Employment
(213) 534-1830
2499 Porter St
Los Angeles, CA

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Temporary Services Intl
(310) 410-9474
5959 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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Eastridge Group Staffing Services
(909) 980-3500
9500 Cleveland Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Morris & Berger
(314) 436-2633
500 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 2150
Glendale, CA

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ReadyLink Health Care
(800) 995-6955
44-489 Tower Center Way
Palm Desert, CA

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Yashco Systems Inc
(818) 554-4222
28409 Nicholas Cir
Saugus, CA

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Accountants Exchange Agency
(323) 933-7411
7100 Hayvenhurst Ave
Van Nuys, 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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