United States Employment Service Law and Legal Definition

The United States Employment Service is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. It is often abbreviated as USES. The USES provides a number of employment related labor exchange services. Job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers, re-employment services to unemployment insurance claimants, and recruitment services to employers with job openings are examples of some services that the USES provides.

Services are delivered by: self-service, facilitated self-help services, or staff assisted service delivery approaches.

The following is an example of a federal statute on USES:

29 USCS § 49. United States Employment Service established

In order to promote the establishment and maintenance of a national system of public employment offices, the United States Employment Service shall be established and maintained within the Department of Labor.