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TALX Forms Strategic Alliance With Workscape, Adding The Work Number To Workscape's Industry Leading Suite of Applications
ST. LOUIS, Jun 25, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Workscape Clients Will Have Seamless Access to Best-of-Class Employment and Income Verification Services

TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) a leading outsourced service provider for the human resource, benefits and payroll markets, and Workscape, Inc., the nation's leading provider of Internet-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services, have formed a strategic alliance adding The Work Number(R) employment and income verification service to Workscape's HCM and employee benefits administration solutions. The Work Number extends the wide-range of services Workscape offers its clients who prefer to outsource eHR technology applications through one vendor rather than buy, build and maintain in-house solutions or establish numerous relationships with independent vendors.

By using The Work Number, Workscape's clients can enable mortgage lenders and brokers, auto leasing agents, tenant screeners and pre-employment agencies, among others, to easily and quickly obtain or verify, via the Web or over the phone, job and salary information of their employees. In addition, employees of the Workscape clients that choose The Work Number can access the service via Employee.com, Workscape's revolutionary portal platform, Intranet or telephone, around-the-clock, to authorize the release of verification information. Quicker access to this information by both employees and verifiers often accelerates the approval process from days or weeks to a few minutes.

"We are pleased to extend Workscape's revolutionary applications suite by integrating seamless access to The Work Number, the premier employment and income verification solution," said Tim Clifford, president and CEO for Workscape, Inc. "As an industry leader, we are committed to progressively expanding our family of integrated applications that meet the diverse needs of employees, managers, and HR specialists, leveraging ERP and other enterprise investments companies already have in place."

"Given The Work Number's success as the leading employment and income verification service, we are extremely gratified to be chosen by Workscape as a solution that will be made available to their clients and integrated into their platform," said Bill Canfield, CEO and president of TALX. "This strategic alliance directly benefits Workscape's clients who offer this service to their employees. Plus, the alliance has the potential of adding nearly two million records to the Work Number database, which should favorably impact TALX's recurring revenue stream."

    About The Work Number(R)
The Work Number is America's leading employment and income verification service. The database has more than 60 million employee records under contract from more than 700 organizations nationwide. Over 35,000 mortgage bankers, lenders, social services agencies and other verifiers regularly use The Work Number each month to obtain highly accurate and complete information on applicants. The database is updated directly from the employers' payroll records every pay period. The Work Number is available via the Web at www.theworknumber.com.

    About Workscape Inc.
Workscape builds Internet solutions for human capital management (HCM) and employee benefits administration, which strengthen relationships among employers, employees and HR suppliers. In addition to its core HCM platform, Employee.com, the company develops HR self service, workforce management, ASP and other workplace e-commerce solutions that drive productivity gains and improve overall employee satisfaction. Workscape solutions have been deployed at over 300 major corporations, representing almost 10 million employees worldwide. For more information, visit the company at www.workscape.com or call 888/605-9620.

    About TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading outsourced service provider for the human resource, benefits and payroll markets. TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related services - automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) and unemployment cost management services through its acquisition of The Frick Company and the unemployment cost management business of GatesMcDonald. TALX is also a leading provider of automated benefits enrollment services and a provider of automated time entry services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX empowers users to complete transactions independently utilizing available multimedia including Web, interactive voice response, speech recognition, fax and e-mail. TALX Corporation's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the symbol TALX. For more information about TALX Corporation, call 314/214-7000 or access the company's Web site at www.talx.com.

Statements in this press release expressing the expectations of management may be forward-looking and involve uncertainties. TALX risk factors are detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:          TALX Corp., St. Louis
                  Laura Browder, 314/214-7224
                  lbrowder@talx.com
                  or
                  Workscape Inc.
                  Bob Townes, 508/861-3281
                  bob.townes@workscape.com

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