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TALX Named as Top HR Provider by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals; Inaugural List Features Top 20 HROs

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2006--TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) today announced it has been recognized as a Top 20 HR Provider for 2006 by The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The Top 20 HR Providers for 2006 is part of The Global Outsourcing 100 list and, for the first time, recognizes the world's top 20 HR service providers. The complete list will appear in a special advertising feature in the August 7, 2006 issue of FORTUNE(R) magazine.

"Being selected to The Top HR Providers list for 2006 is a tremendous achievement that speaks to TALX's position as one of the industry's leading companies," said Michael F. Corbett, executive director of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). "As the global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession, IAOP is pleased to recognize TALX with this prestigious award."

William W. Canfield, chairman and chief executive officer of TALX, said, "The selection process for this honor is quite comprehensive, and we're pleased to receive the recognition of the IAOP. We share their ongoing commitment to outsourcing excellence and appreciate IAOP's acknowledgment of TALX's passion for outstanding HR service delivery solutions."

Michael E. Smith, senior vice president, market development of TALX, commented, "Being included in this listing affirms TALX's position as an HR outsourcing leader. Our experience demonstrates that the requirements of this marketplace are escalating and TALX is well positioned as a key provider of the solutions and services that meet these needs."

About the IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. Through professional and ethical standards, and a variety of programs and recognition, IAOP is advancing one of the 21st century's most important new management fields - outsourcing. To learn more, visit

About The Top HR Providers

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) produces The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sublists, including The Top HR Providers. This list, devoted to the leading HR companies, will be published in a special advertising feature in the August 7, 2006 issue of FORTUNE(R) magazine. Because of the rigorous application and judging process employed, The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sublists define the standard for excellence in outsourcing service delivery. For more information visit:

About TALX Corporation

TALX Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading provider of human resource and payroll-related services and holds a leadership position in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment-related areas: hiring, pay reporting, and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and talent management, paperless new hires, and tax credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time tracking, paperless pay, and W-2 management. Compliance services include employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax management, and I-9 management. 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

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