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L. Keith Graves Promoted to Vice President, TALX Corporation

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2005--TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX), a leading provider of human resources and payroll-related services, announced that L. Keith Graves, Chief Financial Officer, has been approved by the Board of Directors for promotion to the additional position of Vice President, TALX Corporation.

"With outstanding planning and leadership, Keith has played a vital role in the tremendous success TALX has seen in recent years," said William Canfield, president and chief executive officer of TALX. "This recognition from the Board of Directors well represents his strong contributions as a company officer."

As chief financial officer, Graves has guided the financial aspects of TALX as it has grown into a $158 million company. Graves has played an instrumental role over the years and in recent acquisitions that have been key to executing the TALX business strategy.

Graves has been with TALX for eight years and has held the title of chief financial officer since January 2004. Previously, he worked at Bank of America (formerly Boatmen's Bancshares, Inc.), where he served as vice president and controller of the investment banking division. Before that, Graves worked in the audit division of the St. Louis office of KPMG LLP. He is a CPA and earned his Bachelor's of Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


TALX Corporation is a leading provider of payroll-related and human resources services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX holds a leadership position in two key services -- automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) and unemployment tax management services via UC eXpress(R). TALX also provides paperless payroll services, W-2 services, I-9 services, time entry and approval services, automated hiring services, and tax credit and incentives services. The company's common stock trades on 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 www.talx.com.


CONTACT: TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Mike Smith, 314-214-7000

SOURCE: TALX Corporation