There are state employment offices and private employment agencies whose activities are regulated by law.
Foreign nationals can also make use of private employment agencies. These charge a certain percentage of the first wage as a fee, but usually at the employer's expense. There are also executive search firms for executive posts and employment/recruitment firms for entry-level and mid-level jobs. US recruitment companies can also be contacted from Switzerland. The contact details of private employment agencies can be found in newspapers and in the Yellow Pages under Employment Agencies. In addition, a number of charities, church organisations and trade unions provide recruitment services in the US. Many universities across the country have college placement offices that offer career guidance and job placement services. Career centres are interesting for newcomers, as they organise job fairs, establish contacts with companies, conduct workshops, provide counselling and job application training, and arrange internships.