The purpose of this study was to compare the needs for assistance programs of employees who work in private and public sector and to validate the Turkish version of the needs for Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) scale. It was conducted on 198 employees, who work in Ankara, Turkey. As data collecting tool, the needs for EAPs scale and personal information form were used. The results showed that the Turkish version of the scale was valid and reliable. The needs of individuals for the assistance programs on personal and working issues did not indicate significant variation by the sectors. It was found that gender and having children variables had effect on the variation of the needs for assistance programs of the employees. Although this study has filled a significant gap in the literature in Turkey in terms of EAPs needs and the fact that the services in the scope of programs should be structured in accord with the problems of employees, more research is needed on the topic.