ST. LOUIS, Oct 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX), a
leading business process outsourcer of human resources and payroll services,
today announced that TALX has been chosen as one of the 200 Best Small Companies
in America by Forbes magazine.
Forbes annually compiles this list of 200 Best Small companies based on return
on equity, sales, and earnings per share growth. According to Forbes, all of the
companies on the list are profitable, earning a minimum of 5% net margin over
the last twelve months, and all have a 5-year average return on equity of 5% or
"As the leader in employment and income verification as well as unemployment
cost management services, TALX is pleased to be recognized as one of the best by
Forbes," said Bill Canfield, chief executive officer and president of TALX
Corporation. "Our payroll data -related services continue to be in demand by
large and mid-sized employers looking to reduce costly administrative functions
and improve employee services."
This is the first time that TALX has appeared on this list and is ranked 95th
overall. More information and the complete list of Forbes 200 Best Small
Companies can be found on Forbes' web site at www.forbes.com or in the October
28th issue of Forbes magazine.
About TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading business process outsourcer of human resources and
payroll services. TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related
services -- automated employment and income verification services via The Work
Number services and unemployment cost management services via UC eXpress. TALX
also provides paperless payroll services, W-2 services, automated benefits
enrollment and automated time entry services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX
empowers user to complete transactions independently utilizing available
multimedia including Web, interactive voice response, speech recognition, fax
and e-mail. TALX Corporation common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market
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
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