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TALX to Provide Ford Motor Credit Company With the Work Number for Employment and Income Verifications

ST. LOUIS, MO, Aug. 12, 2004 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX), announced today that its industry-leading service for automated income and employment verification, The Work Number, will be used by Ford Credit.

In all branches nationwide, Ford Credit will use The Work Number to verify employment and income for financing automobile purchases.

With thousands of transactions each month, Ford Credit will benefit from faster, more accurate, and more secure verifications while gaining significant cost savings from an automated process. Ford Credit will additionally reduce the amount of telephone calls their investigators need to place to obtain employment verifications.

Stacey Simpson, managing director with The Work Number says, "Ford Credit will benefit from decreased costs and also from an improved ability to detect fraud involved with the application process. In addition to the tangible cost savings Ford Credit will be gaining, consumers themselves benefit from an expedited verification process and faster approvals. It's a true reflection on the quality of our service when a company such as Ford Credit, which is utilizing a Six Sigma approach to implement the nationwide process, chooses The Work Number."

The Work Number is able to provide Ford Credit with the custom ability to designate which local users are authorized to use the verification process. This will prove to be extremely important to maintain the proper control at over 100 sales branches nationwide.

About The Work Number

The Work Number is America's leader in automated employment and income verifications. More than half of all Fortune 500 corporations, most federal government employers, and many local employers such as state governments, school districts, and hospitals have outsourced employment verification to The Work Number contributing to over 90 million records.

As the number of available employment records has steadily increased, so has the number of verifiers that access the data. TALX has established accounts with over 50,000 entities that regularly use The Work Number to receive verifications. These include about 6,000 social service agencies across all 50 states and over 30,000 commercial verifier accounts. For more information about The Work Number, visit www.theworknumber.com.

About TALX

TALX Corporation is a leading business process outsourcer of payroll-related and human resource services. TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related services -- automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) services and unemployment cost management services via UC eXpress(R). TALX also provides paperless payroll services, W-2 services and automated time entry and approval services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX empowers users to complete transactions independently utilizing available multimedia including Web, interactive voice response, speech recognition, fax and e-mail. The company's 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.

Laura H. Browder
Phone: 314-214-7000

SOURCE: TALX Corporation