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TALX Assists Employers and Displaced Workers Dealing with Unemployment Issues in Katrina's Aftermath

ST. LOUIS, Sep 16, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX), a leading provider of payroll-related and human resources services, has launched a special initiative for providing information on how the unemployment insurance system has been affected by Hurricane Katrina and how employers can prepare for claims filed by displaced workers.

"The Hurricane Katrina devastation is far-reaching, and many employers need up-to-date unemployment insurance information as it develops," says Ed Chaffin, president of TALX UC eXpress, the business line dedicated to helping employers manage their unemployment taxes. "TALX has assembled pertinent disaster and unemployment compensation information and is providing regular updates on our Web site (www.ucexpress.com) for all employers."

Employers with operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have begun seeing displaced workers applying for unemployment benefits as the state agencies are able to process claims. One unusual complication is that many of these claims will be filed outside the worker's home state depending on their relocation status.

To expedite the processing of unemployment benefits to displaced workers, TALX State Relationship Managers are working with each of the affected state agencies to simplify the job of gathering information for claims. TALX is also working with clients to identify, in advance, workers employed in the impacted areas.

About TALX

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 areas -- automated employment and income verification via The Work Number(R) and unemployment tax management via UC eXpress(R). The TALX suite of electronic services also includes tax credits and incentives, paperless pay, time tracking, W-2 management, I-9 management, and onboarding services. 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 www.talx.com.

SOURCE: TALX Corporation

TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Mike Smith, 314-214-7272