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Working With Employment Agencies Utica NY

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

Columbia Place Associates, LLC
(315) 272-2999
401 Columbia St Ste 8
Utica, NY
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, payroll

Staff Works
(315) 735-5050
600 French Rd
New Hartford, NY

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Staffworks
(315) 796-3305
600 French Road
New Hartford, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Service, Finance, Healthcare

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Global Recruiters Network Of Utica
(315) 853-3903
28 Robinson Road
Clinton, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Engineering, Executive, Healthcare

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Staffworks A Vitullo Enterprise
(315) 866-3300
404 W Albany St
Herkimer, NY

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Staffsource
(315) 724-4444
258 Genesee
Utica, NY

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Carlile Personnel Agency
(315) 736-3083
3 Ellilwood Ct
New Hartford, NY

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Success Connection
(315) 736-5454
3 Calais Dr.
Whitesboro, NY

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Saic
(315) 330-7826
26 Electronic Pky
Rome, NY

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Staffworks
(315) 337-5050
800 Blackriver Blvd
Rome, NY
Main Industries / Positions
Light Industrial

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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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