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Like many other countries, there are both public and private employment agencies in India, as well as private recruitment agencies. Additionally, there are online sites that connect employers with vacancies with people looking to fill the vacancies, or those listing contract work.

In India, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has, among its functions, to provide employment services and vocational training and the administration of central labor and employment services. Additionally, the individual Indian states may offer employment services. The purpose behind the creation of a public employment agency is to reduce unemployment and to assist in the demand for labor by Indian industries.

Those looking for employment in India may be able to find jobs through an employment agency or through a recruitment agency. Employment agencies work with job seekers in order to assist them in finding work and may be able to provide training and other assistance as well. Conversely, recruitment agencies work with the employer, helping them to screen suitable candidates for open positions.

Some employment agencies are funded by the government, which pays them to assist unemployed people to find work, while others operate independently of the government. While employment agencies serve to fill vacant positions for Indian employers, the focus of their work is on behalf of the job seeker. When a client of an employment agency has found work, the employment agency might pay them directly, in contract with the employing company, and take a portion of their income, or there might be a specified fee arrangement.

Some employment agencies in India are focused on a specific profession, field of business, or industry, while others are more general in nature. Some specialize in facilitating long-term or permanent positions, while others recruit temporary workers for companies in need of short-term help.

Recruitment agencies work on behalf of the employer, which engages them to find suitable candidates for open positions, generally applying a screening process. The recruitment agency may screen out applicants who are considered unsuitable for a position, but they don't make the final hiring decision. Once a candidate is hired by the company, the recruitment agency receives payment from the employer.

The job of a recruiting agency is to look after the interests of the employing company. Their primary interest is not in the person who is looking for work, but in finding the best candidate for a job, one who meets the qualifications and is likely to be a good fit.

Sometimes the two terms - employment agency and recruitment agency - are used interchangeably, but they are not actually the same thing.

Both employment and recruitment agencies will have offices and staff who may interview job seekers, apply testing procedures, conduct background investigations and, in the case of some employment agencies, they may even offer training in order to qualify applicants for a position.

There are also online job posting sites, or job boards, where employers seeking to fill employment vacancies may list open positions, along with a job description, job requirements, and other information, which are then listed in an online database that can be accessed by people seeking work. These sites may collect a listing fee from potential employers or from potential employees seeking work, or from both.

Some job boards are general in nature, categorizing job openings by industry or location, while others are niche sites for specific industries, such as engineering, legal, secretarial, or teaching.

There are also online sites that advertise contract jobs, such as specific software development tasks, content provision, or website design, using a pay-for-performance model. Companies or individuals from anywhere in the world may post a task to be performed, with details of what is expected, and agreeing upon a set fee for the task. Indian citizens, pre-approved by the online contract company, will accept the job if they are able to perform it, and the amount of money offered and time frame are acceptable. The company operating the site receives a portion of the fee.

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