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Best Employment Agencies in Thousand Oaks, CA

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250 N Westlake Boulevard Suite 100, Westlake Village, CA 91362 Rating

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4.5 (52)
4.5 (50)

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PrideStaff is an employment agency with a national presence. Its Thousand Oaks office works with established companies and emerging businesses in search of professionals to handle roles in aerospace manufacturing, customer service, financial, and legal sectors. It helps clients find talents for direct recruiting, temp-to-hire, and temporary staffing. PrideStaff Thousand Oaks was named the Best Staffing Agency in the 2022 Ventura County Star Readers' Choice Awards. It is also a seven-time winner of PrideStaff's President Circle Award.

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299 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Rating

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3.8 (4)
5.0 (1)

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Management Resource Solutions Inc. is an employment agency serving the residents of Thousand Oaks and the nearby areas. The company offers temporary placement services for clients who are looking for work in the areas of assisted living, home health care and hospice, and nursing. It also helps clients search for permanent positions as nurses and executives. One of the business's founders, Steve Finnick, has been working in the field for over 20 years.

5655 Lindero Canyon Rd suite 604, Los Angeles, CA 91362 Rating

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5.0 (2)
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JobStack, Inc., is an employment agency serving Thousand Oaks and its surrounding areas. It offers performance-based talent acquisition services to technology companies based in the US and Europe. The agency focuses on sourcing talents from a diverse pool of candidates, maintaining a bias-free approach to protect the recruitment process's integrity. JobStack recruits people for the start-up, corporate, and executive levels. The agency offers its services on a retainer basis or a contingency basis.

3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91362 Rating

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4.6 (11)
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3.7 (3)

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Royal Staffing Services is an employment agency servicing Thousand Oaks and the surrounding communities. The professionals from this business offer direct-hire and temporary staffing services and placement consulting solutions. The company focuses its recruiting work on the accounting, clerical support, financial, and management position within the organization. Job opportunities include general office file clerk, campaign data developer, and software support specialist. President and CEO Joe Cummings has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

23901 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 Rating

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Exact Staff is a locally owned and operated community-involved business that serves clients in Thousand Oaks. The agency is committed to assisting associates and client companies to find the right career and staffing solutions. It has locations throughout the U.S. that help in the provision of personalized services. Exact Staff is woman-owned and has formed thousands of relationships with clients and job seekers in a span of 25 years. Karenjo Goodwin established the agency in 1996.

Compare our Top Employment Agencies

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250 N Westlake Boulevard Suite 100, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Management Resource Solutions, Inc.
299 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
JobStack, Inc
5655 Lindero Canyon Rd suite 604, Los Angeles, CA 91362
Royal Staffing Services
3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Exact Staff
23901 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302


  • Is an employment agency the same as a staffing agency?

    While employment agencies and staffing agencies are similar in that they both connect employers with qualified employees, there are differences in the types of employment they focus on. Employment agencies qualify candidates on behalf of employers for long-term or permanent positions. Staffing agencies, on the other hand, typically provide employers with short-term workers. Some specific types of agencies include:

    • Traditional employment agencies help employers find candidates to fill open long-term jobs.
    • Temp agencies provide employers with workers to fill open jobs on a short-term basis.
    • Industry-specific employment agencies have insider knowledge about the skills an employer needs for positions that require special training, skills, or licensing.
    • Recruitment firms manage the recruiting process to help companies find qualified workers.
  • How do staffing agencies work?

    Employers contact staffing agencies and list qualifications they need in an employee as well as details about the job, including how long they expect to need the worker. The staffing agencies search through the list of available workers, interview candidates on behalf of the company, and send the most qualified ones out to the work site. Staffing agencies also manage the employee paperwork, such as payroll and taxes, as long as the worker is employed through the staffing agency.

  • What is a temp agency?

    A temp agency sends workers with the necessary skills to companies that contact the agency about open, often limited-term, positions. This type of agency manages the paperwork and payroll of the temporary employee while the company pays a contracted fee to the agency to cover the costs of recruiting and managing the HR functions.

  • How much do staffing agencies charge?

    Staffing agencies typically charge employers a fee that starts around 20% of a worker's hourly wage to find candidates and manage HR functions on the company's behalf. Some agencies also charge a fee for recruiting employees based on the worker's expected annual salary.

    • Traditional agencies charge the employer a percentage on top of employee wages, though some agencies charge a fee to workers as well.
    • Temp agencies usually charge the employer the worker's base salary plus 15% to 60% or more to cover the costs of recruiting and maintaining payroll and HR paperwork.
    • Recruiters are sometimes referred to as headhunters and these agencies typically charge the employer between 20% and 30% of the employee's first-year wages.
  • What companies use staffing agencies?

    Companies that struggle to find qualified workers and those that require a large number of workers to keep the company operating use staffing agencies. Businesses with temporary staffing needs during peak times, such as the holiday season, also use temporary staffing agencies.

    Examples of companies that bring on temporary workers through staffing agencies include manufacturing companies with large orders to fulfill, call centers that need people to answer phones and make sales calls, and warehouses that manage large shipping orders, such as Amazon.

  • Do temp agencies provide health insurance?

    Some temp agencies offer health insurance to employees, which provides a benefit for employers who don't want to manage coverage in-house for workers. While it was required under the original Affordable Care Act (ACA), changes to this law have since been enacted. It may now depend on the number of employees the temp service manages or the business decision of the temp agency's management team.

  • What is a medical staffing agency?

    Medical staffing agencies provide clinical professionals for various medical facilities and insurance establishments. Hiring through these agencies ensures facilities have qualified professionals on staff. Some of these agencies specialize in short-term positions, such as traveling nurses. The specific types of jobs filled by medical staffing agencies include nurses, pharmacy technicians, physical and occupational therapists, and massage therapists.