NAICS Code 56131 Employment Placement Agencies and Executive Search Services


Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following: 1) listing employment vacancies and referring or placing applicants for employment; or 2) providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Supplying their own employees for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of a client's business: classified in Industry 56132, Temporary Help Services
  • Providing human resources and human resource management services to clients: classified in Industry 56133, Professional Employer Organizations
  • Providing advice and assistance on human resource and personnel policies, practices, and procedures; and employee benefits and compensation systems: classified in Industry 54161, Management ConsultingServices
  • Representing models, entertainers, athletes, and other public figures as their agent or manager: classified in Industry 71141, Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other PublicFigures.

Illustrative Examples

  • Executive search services
  • Employment agencies
  • Executive placement services

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