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561 Administrative and Support Services

5611 Office Administrative Services
  561110   Office Administrative Services
5612 Facilities Support Services
  561210   Facilities Support Services
5613 Employment Services
  561311   Employment Placement Agencies
  561312   Executive Search Services
  561320   Temporary Help Services
  561330   Professional Employer Organizations
5614 Business Support Services
  561410   Document Preparation Services
  561421   Telephone Answering Services
  561422   Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers
  561431   Private Mail Centers
  561439   Other Business Services Centers (including Copy Shops)
  561440   Collection Agencies
  561450   Credit Bureaus
  561491   Repossession Services
  561492   Court Reporting and Stenotype Services
  561499   All Other Business Support Services
5615 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
  561510   Travel Agencies
  561520   Tour Operators
  561591   Convention and Visitors Bureaus
  561599   All Other Traavel Arrangement and Reservation Services
5616 Investigation and Security Services
  561611   Investigation Services
  561612   Security Guards and Patrol Services
  561613   Armored Car Services
  561621   Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)
  561622   Locksmiths
5617 Services to Buildings and Dwellings
  561710   Exterminating and Pest Control Services
  561720   Janitorial Services
  561730   Landscaping Services
  561740   Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
  561790   Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
5619 Other Support Services
  561910   Packaging and Labeling Services
  561920   Convention and Trade Show Organizers
  561990   All Other Support Services

Industries in the Administrative and Support Services subsector group establishments engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations. The processes employed in this sector (e.g., general management, personnel administration, clerical activities, cleaning activities) are often integral parts of the activities of establishments found in all sectors of the economy. The establishments classified in this subsector have specialization in one or more of these activities and can, therefore, provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular process that they are engaged in and the particular services they provide.

Many of the activities performed in this subsector are ongoing routine support functions that all businesses and organizations must do and that they have traditionally done for themselves. Recent trends, however, are to contract or purchase such services from businesses that specialize in such activities and can, therefore, provide the services more efficiently.

The industries in this subsector cannot be viewed as strictly "support." The Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services industry group includes travel agents, tour operators, and providers of other travel arrangement services, such as hotel and restaurant reservations and arranging the purchase of tickets, serving many types of clients, including individual consumers. This group was placed in this subsector because the services are often of the "support" nature (e.g., travel arrangement), and businesses and other organizations increasingly purchase such services.

The administrative and management activities performed by establishments in this sector are typically on a contract or fee basis. These activities may also be performed by establishments that are part of the company or enterprise. However, establishments involved in administering, overseeing, and managing other establishments of the company or enterprise are classified in Sector 55, Management of Companies and Enterprises. Establishments in Sector 55, Management of Companies and Enterprises, normally undertake the strategic and organizational planning and decision-making role of the company or enterprise. Government establishments engaged in administering, overseeing, and managing governmental programs are classified in Sector 92, Government.