Employment agencies are understood as those public or private entities, for-profit or non-profit, which, in coordination and, where appropriate, collaboration with the corresponding public employment service, carry out labor intermediation activities whose purpose is to provide workers a suitable job according to their characteristics and provide employers with the workers most appropriate to their requirements and needs.
To this end, the placement agencies will assess the profiles, aptitudes, knowledge and professional qualifications of the workers who require their services to search for employment and the requirements and characteristics of the jobs offered.
These placement agencies may also carry out actions related to the search for employment, such as professional orientation and information, and with the selection of personnel.
Outplacement companies are placement agencies specialized in the activity aimed at the outplacement of workers who are surplus in business restructuring processes, when it has been established or agreed with the workers or their representatives in the corresponding social plans or programs. relocation, and will be subject to the legal and regulatory regime established in general for placement agencies.
Employment agencies must comply with the obligations established in Royal Legislative Decree 3/2015, of October 23, approving the consolidated text of the Employment Law. In their relationship both with workers and with client companies, temporary work companies must expressly inform, and in each case, whether their performance is in the capacity of temporary work company or placement agency.