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Online Registration/Licensing of Agencies

Initial and renewal of license or registration for employment, staffing, or placement agencies

Agencies must be licensed or registered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to conduct business in the state, regardless of whether or not the agency has a physical office within state borders. 

Application for initial or renewal license and registration

If you currently Licensed or Registered with the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) you are considered a Renewal and must apply for a Renewal application not an Initial application. If you have any questions, please call DLS at (617) 626-6970.

Application for initial or renewal license and registration

Payment must be made immediately following application submittal
Licensed Employment Agency (one to four counselors) $300 per year
Licensed Employment Agency (five or more counselors) $550 per year
Registered Placement Agency (main office) $300 per year
Registered Placement Agency (each branch office) $180 per year

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