An employment agency in Petersburg is an organization which matches employers to employees. Usually, there is a publicly funded employment agency in all developed countries, and multiple private businesses which also act as employment agencies. Public and private employment agencies are a way to combat unemployment and help people find work. An executive-search firm is a type of employment agency that specializes in recruiting executive personnel for companies in various industries. This term may apply to job-search consulting firms who charge job candidates a fee and who specialize in mid-to-upper-level executives. An executive agent is a type of agency that represents executives seeking senior executive positions which are often unadvertised. Some third-party recruiters work on their own, while others operate through an agency, acting as direct contacts between client companies and the job candidates they recruit.