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Employment Agencies

Some businesses don't want to advertise their job openings or interview job applicants so they hire an employment agency to do it for them. They tell the employment agency about upcoming projects and what kind of help they're going to need. The agency then goes out and recruits people to fill those jobs and then sends their best recruits to work for the business. Some temporary jobs can last a few days and others can last a few months. Often, temporary workers are offered full-time, permanent jobs at the businesses they are placed. Businesses also use temporary workers as a means to learn new skills, gain experience, make contacts, and build references. In fact, 40% of all temporary workers are working in their first real job. Contact these employment agencies in your area to find out more:

(716) 488-8000
Virtual Branch

(716) 488-8000
Virtual Branch

(716) 483-3844
Fax: (716) 483-3854
17 E. 4th Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 680-8070
Fax: (716) 672-8808
264 E. Main Street
Fredonia, NY 14063

(716) 708-6745
2 E. 4th Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 363-0020
Fax: (716) 363-0038
421 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

(716) 483-3396
Fax: (716) 484-2449
300 E. 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 366-3274
85 E. 4th Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048

(716) 232-4262
85 Lake Shore Drive, W.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 488-7199
511 W. 5th Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 456-2950
4720 Baker Street
Lakewood, NY 14750
(716) 229-4001
27 W. Main Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 363-2023
214 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 720-5770
500 Pine Street, Suite 8
Jamestown, NY 14701

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a place to explore businesses/companies in your area that may offer job opportunities by just clicking on the membership directory from their website.

Internet Sites

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NYS Civil Service
Career One Stop (America's Job Bank)
Jobs - The Evening Observer
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New York State Department of Labor
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Career Builder
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