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Human resources professionals are generally employed in one of two major arenas. In the first, they work for large or medium-sized companies in any kind of industry. Any organization with many employees, whether a bank, oil company, or fast food restaurant, needs personnel specialists. The second major arena is in personnel consulting firms that help other companies find qualified employees, both on a permanent and temporary basis. Such companies provide a service to both employers and those seeking employment. Employment agencies, executive placement services, temporary help services, labor contractors, and registries for chauffeurs, household workers, models, nurses, ship crews, and teachers are all examples of this type of service firm. Many human resource managers earn a certificate in Professional Human Resources Management.

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