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Here's some helpful tips from your BBB on Employment Services-Temporary Help:

Generally, much of the confusion that job candidates (and even some companies) experience centers around the relationship, obligations, and/or responsibilities that exist when a person looking for a job responds to a help wanted ad. In general, whether you are a job candidate, a company interested in having
someone fill an open position, or provide temporary or contract help, interested parties should be aware of the following definitions:

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-A firm that brings job seekers and employers together for a fee that is paid by the employer, the job candidate, or both. The agency is not the employer, but is working on behalf of the employer to recruit, screen, and arrange job interviews for the employer. Employment agencies must be licensed with the Department of Commerce-Employment Agency Board. You can call this office at 804-367-8505 to check
the agency's license. It's important to remember that both the job seeker and the employer should be carefully informed of their obligations under any agreement that they sign with the employment agency.

TEMPORARY OR CONTRACT EMPLOYER-A firm that advertises, screens, recruits, and hires employees and then furnishes (assigns) its own employees to its customers to perform temporary tasks, handle special projects, and meet staffing needs. No fee is charged to the job applicant or the employee. The temporary or contract staffing firm assumes all employer-of-record responsibilities including payroll and tax obligations, liability, worker's compensation, and other insurance required for the tasks being performed. Temporary contract employers do not have to be licensed with the Department of Commerce-Employment Agency Board.


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