Placement is the act of connecting clients to employment opportunities matching their abilities. Personnel offices interview and test applicants for the purpose of achieving suitable job placements where there is a good match between management needs and employee qualifications. This can lead to part-time, summer, or full-time opportunities. It can be done as part of a job preparation program or service.
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