An employment agency is an organization which matches employers to employees. In all developed countries, there is a publicly funded employment agency and multiple private businesses which act as employment agencies. An executive-search firm specializes in recruiting executive personnel for companies in various industries. This term may apply to job search consulting firms who charge job candidates a fee and who specialize in mid to upper-level executives. In the United States, some states require job search consulting firms to be licensed as employment agencies.

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