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J. Robert Lawter Joins TALX Corporation; Former KPMG Partner Assumes Pivotal Role in UC eXpress(R)

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2006--TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX), a leading provider of payroll-related and human resources services, announced today that J. Robert Lawter has joined the Employer Tax Services Group of TALX UC eXpress(R). Mr. Lawter is a former partner with KPMG, LLP and was the partner in charge of the firm's employment tax practice for the Southeast and Midwest regions. Mr. Lawter is a CPA and CFP and holds a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Georgia.

Lawter's diverse responsibilities at TALX include augmenting current deliverables in the state unemployment tax arena; employment tax planning, tax advocacy/audit defense, risk mitigation services and best practice reviews.

"We are so pleased to have Robert on board at TALX. His professional expertise and industry caliber enable us to further expand and leverage our tax services into many additional areas that will continue to benefit our clients in new ways," remarks Ed Chaffin, president of UC eXpress(R).

Comments William W. Canfield, president and chief executive officer of TALX, "Robert has a proven track record and solid performance that fits within the TALX framework. His tax-related expertise will help us maintain our steady growth in our tax services groups."

TALX UC eXpress(R) provides unemployment claims and tax administration services to about 9,000 clients nationally, including approximately 2/3 of the Fortune 500 companies within the U.S. The Employer Tax Services Group has rapidly grown revenues over the past three years through internal growth, acquisition and service expansion.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX Corporation holds a leadership position in two key HR and payroll-related areas -- automated employment and income verification via The Work Number(R) and unemployment tax management via UC eXpress(R). The TALX suite of electronic services also includes tax credits and incentives, paperless pay, time tracking, W-2 management, I-9 management, and paperless new hire services. The company's common stock trades in the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol TALX. For more information about TALX Corporation, call 314-214-7000 or access the company's Web site at


CONTACT: TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Pam Stevens, 314-214-7235

SOURCE: TALX Corporation
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