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TALX Corporation Hosts Webcast Registering Over 1,500 U.S.-based HR Professionals

Electronic I-9 Compliance and the Federal Government's "Basic Pilot" Program Hot Topic for HR industry

ST. LOUIS & AURORA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2007--Interest in the U.S. federal government's "Basic Pilot" Employment Verification Program for I-9 compliance continues to gain momentum, as evidenced by the record response to a recent webcast hosted by TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX). Registration for the one-hour online learning event was at capacity with 1,550 participants, as HR professionals from across the United States eagerly sought more information on the "Basic Pilot" Program and how to achieve electronic I-9 compliance.

Originally broadcast live on November 29, 2006, the webcast's panel featured Gerri Ratliff, chief of the Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Scott Mezistrano, senior manager of Government Relations, American Payroll Association and Dave Fowler, senior director of Product Strategy, TALX Corporation. An archive of the TALX webcast is now available at no charge by visiting the TALX website at It is also available at no charge on for all community members. membership is free and includes access to all live and archived webcasts, blogs, discussion forums, polls and a library of over 25,000 HR-related articles.

"Whether you're a large employer with multiple offices across the U.S., or a small business, the I-9 situation represents risk and liability," commented Dave Fowler of TALX. "Taking aggressive steps to better define and automate this part of the HR process can directly impact an organization's bottom-line."

The electronic I-9 has been a hot topic since June 2006 when a new interim rule was issued by the Department of Homeland Security allowing employers to complete, sign and store their required Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 forms electronically. The "Basic Pilot" Program allows a company to reduce risk by verifying social security numbers and work authorizations. Electronic I-9s provide other benefits such as measuring compliance, identifying missing I-9s, online reverification notices, and removing old I-9s per retention requirements. Employers can also convert existing paper I-9s to electronic storage to eliminate manual processes, measure compliance across the organization, and easily respond to internal or external audits.

The interactive webcast, entitled The Federal "Basic Pilot" Program and Electronic I-9 Compliance, addresses several key issues surrounding electronic I-9s including implementation options, best practices, and compliance with the interim rules.

TALX Corporation's electronic I-9 services are designed to alleviate the difficulties involved complying with federal regulations. TALX helps employers maintain compliance with immigration regulations, while eliminating paper and manual processes.

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(R), unemployment tax management, and I-9 management. The company's common stock trades in the NASDAQ Global Select 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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CONTACT: TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Pam Stevens, 314-214-7235

SOURCE: TALX Corporation

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