The continuous patronage and advancement of employment placement agencies makes it a lucrative industry to be in. People will always seek work. Businesses will always seek manpower. Even with the unstoppable progression of modern technology (and the fruitless yet recurring threat of an all automated work force,) employment placement agencies are still doing brisk business. In fact, this industry is projected to even grow more in the future; and thereby provide more jobs to a waiting work-seeking population.

Employment placement agencies cater to a host of job seekers. Permanent jobs require people with college degree or higher. Temp jobs often require only a high school diploma; although some temp jobs become an entry point into the company’s workforce. Some job seekers take up temp jobs only to supplement their income from another job.

Business establishments can be considered employment placement agencies if they:
• Engage primarily in listing employment vacancies
• Engage in the referral of applicants for specified jobs in the listings and/or
• Engage in the installation or “placement” of applicants for the specified job in a specified business

Applicants of employment placement agencies are job seekers and are not workers or employees of these agencies.

There are many types of employment placement agencies. It depends on their specialization or their market corner. Some agencies have

• Consultation in executive searches and recruitments. They also provide advice and assistance to various businesses with:
o Employee administration, benefits planning and communication
o Human resource related policies, practices and procedures
o Planning compensation systems within the business and
o Planning for salary and wage administrations
• Provide temp or temporary help services in
o Professional Employer Organizations whose duties may include one or more of the following:
• Benefits administration
• Managing labor relations
• Payroll accounting
• Payroll tax return preparation
• Recruiting
o Provide farm labor for agricultural harvesting and production.
o Provide licensed health care workers for medical, health and rehabilitation facilities
• Certified hospital aides
• Certified nursing assistant
• Licensed registered nurses
• Licensed physical therapists
• Licensed vocational nurses
o Provide operating staff for facilities support services
• Guard and security
• Janitorial
• Laundry
• Mail routing
• Maintenance
• Reception
• Trash disposal
o Representing and managing the careers of creative and performing artists, entertainers, sports figures and other “public” figures. They do this by:
• Managing and / or organizing their client’s financial affairs and status (which may or may not include the handling of taxes)
• Promoting their clients careers
• Representing their clients in contract negotiations