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Employment Agencies Administration

The Employment Agencies Administration (EAA) is responsible for administering Part XII of the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) (EO) and the Employment Agency Regulations (Cap. 57A) (EAR). Through licensing, conducting regular and surprise inspection, complaint investigation and prosecutions etc, EAA ensures the employment agencies are operating in compliance with the aforementioned legislations to protect the interests of job-seekers.

Apart from EO and EAR, employment agencies should observe provisions of relevant legislation.

For further information on the licensing and regulation of employment agencies, please read the Practical Guide for Operating an Employment Agency and the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies.

For job-seekers and employers, please read the information at the one-stop Portal on Employment Agencies and Points to note when using the service of employment agencies before engaging an employment agency.

Employment Agencies Portal ( Agencies Portal (

The Labour Department has launched a dedicated “Employment Agencies Portal” to provide information related to regulation of employment agencies. Users may also check if an employment agency has a valid licence through the search function of the portal.

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Contact Us

Address: Unit 906, 9/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon
Telephone:2115 3667
Fax:2115 3756

Location Map of Employment Agencies Administration (From MTR Mong Kok Station Exit A2)

EAA Location Map (OMK)