NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56131

Industry 56131

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 56131 – Employment Placement Agencies and Executive Search Services

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 56131: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following:

  1. Listing employment vacancies and referring or placing applicants for employment; or
  2. Providing executive search, recruitment, and placement services.
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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Code 56131

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Employment agencies
  • Executive placement services
  • Executive search services

Cross-References for NAICS Code 56131

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 56131. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Supplying their own employees for limited periods of time to supplement the working force of a client’s business–are classified in Industry 56132, Temporary Help Services;
  • Providing human resources and human resource management services to clients–are classified in Industry 56133, Professional Employer Organizations;
  • Providing advice and assistance on human resource and personnel policies, practices, and procedures; and employee benefits and compensation systems–are classified in Industry 54161, Management Consulting Services; and
  • Representing models, entertainers, athletes, and other public figures as their agent or manager–are classified in Industry 71141, Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 56131

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 56131. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Babysitting bureaus (i.e., registries)
  • Casting agencies (i.e., motion picture, theatrical, video)
  • Casting agencies, motion picture or video
  • Casting agencies, theatrical
  • Casting bureaus (e.g., motion picture, theatrical, video)
  • Casting bureaus, motion picture or video
  • Casting bureaus, theatrical
  • Chauffeur registries
  • Employment agencies
  • Employment agencies, motion picture or video
  • Employment agencies, radio or television
  • Employment agencies, theatrical
  • Employment placement agencies or services
  • Employment referral agencies or services
  • Employment registries
  • Executive placement services
  • Executive search services
  • Maid registries
  • Model registries
  • Nurse registries
  • Placement agencies or services, employment
  • Referral agencies or services, employment
  • Registries, employment
  • Registries, teacher
  • Senior executive search services
  • Ship crew employment agencies
  • Ship crew registries
  • State operated employment job services offices
  • Teacher registries
  • Television employment agencies
  • Theatrical employment agencies
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 56: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
    • Subsector 561: Administrative and Support Services
      • Industry Group 5613: Employment Services
        • Industry 56131: Employment Placement Agencies and Executive Search Services (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 561311: Employment Placement Agencies
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 561312: Executive Search Services

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