Job Hunters

Working with an Employment Agency

When you are looking for a job, it can be helpful to work with an employment agency, but it is important to understand your rights and the agency's responsibilities under the law. Unfortunately, there have been numerous instances when unscrupulous and unlicensed agencies have taken advantage of unsuspecting jobseekers.

Download Consumer Protection Tips about Employment Agencies as PDF in:

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Download Job Hunter's Bill of Rights as PDF in:

See the sample required documents an employment agency must provide to job applicants.

See the required signage an employment agency must post in the main room.

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