Glossary Term: Job Placement

Definition

Job placement refers to a process or service, in which an agency finds a suitable job for a candidate. A job placement can be a direct hire, in which an employer directly hires an individual as a permanent employee. Alternative job placements are the temporary hire for an agreed period of time, or a temporary-to-hire placement, in which the temporary employment acts as a trial period for a potential permanent employment.

How do I get a job placement?

There are a number of agencies offering job placement services. The type of service one might use depends on the individual circumstances. Examples for agencies are career centers, employment agencies, or recruitment firms.

What is the difference between a placement and a job?

A job refers to a paid employment relationship between an employer and an employee, often related to a specific piece of work or role. A placement is the process or service, in which an agency finds a suitable job for a candidate.

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