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TALX Chosen As One Of The 200 Best Small Companies By Forbes Magazine
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 greater.

"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 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

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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