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Employment agencies are a valuable resource for employers and job seekers

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Employment agencies offer several services for active job seekers. Most provide listings of employers that have current job openings. Employment recruiters can use these listings to provide referrals to their clients seeking employment. Job seekers can utilize these listings to find open positions. Some of these agencies allow job seekers to upload their resumes and offer the ability to apply for jobs directly from the agency's website.

Another service that employment agencies may provide is links for job providers and seekers for temporary job opportunities. Employers may seek workers on a temporary basis to cover openings such as short term disability of a permanent employee due to illness, personal need for time off, maternity leave, seasonal help and/or vacations. Job seekers who look for temporary employment may be interested in these types of openings or they may view a temporary job as an opportunity to possibly show their value as a possible permanent employee.

Aside from employment agencies that work on a for-profit basis, most states have agencies to help job seekers find employment as part of their unemployment benefits. In Illinois, this is the Department of Employment Security (IDES). Anyone who applies for unemployment benefits in Illinois also registers with the state's Job Bank.

In Rockford, there are several employment agencies to choose from, including:

  • Workplace - located at 4701 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108. Call (815) 961-0600 for Manufacturing/Administrative Support or (815) 961-0500 for Executive & Professional services. Click here to go to their website.
  • Rockford Employment - Located at 7120 Winsdor Lake Pkwy., Rockford, Illinois. Call (815) 636-4516. Click here to go to their website.
  • QPS Rockford - located 4040B East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Call (815) 489-1900 or Toll Free at (888) 961-9961. Click here for their website.

Job seekers can also try employment agencies that operate strictly online, such as monster.com, indeed.com and careerbuilder.com.

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