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Registering as private employment agency

Depending on the kind of activities that are carried out, the obligations private employment agencies have to respect can differ.

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Recruitment and selection or outplacement

A private employment agency must be registered before it can carry out its activities:

  • recruitment and selection for an employer with a view to the hiring of a job-seeker,
  • outplacement on behalf of employers, to help a worker threatened with redundancy or already redundant to find a job or develop a professional activity as a freelancer,
  • recruitment and selection of paid professional sportspeople (for sporting events and competitions), or
  • recruitment and selection of artists (for the creation, performance or interpretation of artistic works).
Request your permanent registration Submit your annual business report

Provision of temporary employees

A private employment agency must be approved before it can provide:

  • temporary employees for a third party user who determines their duties and supervises the execution of these duties,
  • temporary workers in businesses within the jurisdiction of joint commission n° 124 (construction sector), or
  • temporary artists.
Request approval as a private employment agency for two years Submit your annual business report Request the renewal of your approval for an indefinite period

Recruitment and selection of students

A school placement office, created by an educational establishment and approved or organised by the Communities, must register if it wants to recruit and select students in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Submit your annual business report

Socio-professional integration

A private employment agency must have concluded an agreement before carrying out socio-professional integration activities for poorly qualified or vulnerable job-seekers, as such activities are carried out differently to those described above. For example, certain local one-stop-job shop projects (lokale werkwinkels), local employment missions and Active Job Search Workshops in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Find information at Actiris
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