If you're an agency worker, your contract is with the employment agency. They place you with a company ('hiring organisation') for a temporary period of work ('assignment'). When you're on an assignment, the hiring organisation is responsible for directing your work.
An employment agency can also be called:
- A recruitment agency.
- A temporary work agency.
- A staffing company.
- An employment business.
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