Definition and actions of the placement agencies

Employment agencies, regulated in the Royal Decree 1796 / 2010 , 30 decemberare private or public entities, conducting activities that aim to provide for a job for the unemployed. To this end will profiles, skills or knowledge of unemployed people, and can also perform actions relating to the search of employment, such as vocational guidance, information or selection of staff.

Employment agencies are an instrument of both the public employment service of the state and public employment services of the autonomous communities, they can be used in the action that they deem necessary for the job-seekers to find as soon as possible.

Within the framework of the information system of public employment services (SISPE) has created a common telematic space in order to integrate all the information provided by the different public employment services in respect of employment agencies and the information provided by these agencies.

If an entity wants to develop activities placement agency from 5 july 2014 there will be no need for prior authorization of any public employment service, pursuant to amendment operated by the Royal Decreto-ley 8 / 2014 , 4 july, but before it starts its activity shall be able to produce a declaration to the responsible public employment service authority.

The agency for placement shall submit the initial statement before the responsible public employment service, as appropriate, according to the following criteria:

  • In any Autonomous Community where there is some form of work.
  • Employment agencies that operate telematic exclusively through, the autonomous community to consider.
  • In the SEPE, if only has workplace in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla and/or, taking place of work in Ceuta and Melilla and/or any Autonomous Community, the agency chooses to present the statement to be responsible in the SEPE.

Collaboration with the public employment services

The activities of all employment agencies are coordinated by the public employment services, but not all employment agencies shall have the status of partner one or several Public employment services.

The placement agencies collaborate with the public employment services where there is a legal instrument (collaborative agreement) to regulate this relationship. The collaboration with the Public employment services can be developed through administrative staff, granting of public subsidies, or any other legal form conforming to the implementation of standards at state and autonomous governments.

The placement agencies cooperate with the public employment services provide their services free of charge for employees and employers, as their services, it should be remunerated by the respective public employment services, as provided in the respective collaboration agreement.

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