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TALX Surpasses 100 Million Employment Records on The Work Number

ST. LOUIS, Sep 7, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (Nasdaq:TALX), announced today that its employment and income verification service, The Work Number(R), now has more than 100 million employment records for lenders, social service agencies, and others needing fast employment verification.

"All of us at TALX are extremely proud of attaining this significant milestone with The Work Number," says Bill Canfield, chief executive officer and president of TALX. "This service has grown over the years by providing exceptional value to both employers in terms of eliminating the costs involved with a manual, paper-intensive process and to employees who benefit from an expedited verification process and faster approvals."

Over 1,100 employers use The Work Number including half of the nation's FORTUNE 500 companies, many federal agencies, and many public sector organizations. The Work Number also serves as a resource for more than 50,000 verifiers annually including mortgage lenders and pre-employment screeners.

Stacey Simpson, managing director with The Work Number notes, "As more and more employers use The Work Number to handle their employment and income verification, the more it becomes a vital tool for verifiers who benefit from decreased costs and an improved ability to obtain fast, accurate information."

TALX was the first company to offer an automated employment verification service in the mid-1990s. Through the years, the service has kept pace with the latest data access and communication methods to support its growing base of users. Today, The Work Number delivers most verifications online at www.theworknumber.com.

About TALX Corporation

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.

SOURCE: TALX Corporation

TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Laura H. Browder, 314-214-7000