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TALX Promotes Simpson to Head the Work Number Business Line

ST. LOUIS, Oct 26, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX), a leading provider of payroll-related and human resources services, announced today that Stacey Simpson has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of The Work Number, TALX's automated employment and income verification service. Simpson has held key operational, sales and client service positions, including responsibilities related to The Work Number services, during her eight years with TALX. She holds BS and MA degrees from Arizona State University.

The Work Number services represent approximately 45% of the company's total revenues. Continued growth in the employment and income verification service is key to TALX's overall strategy to be a leader in niche payroll and human resources automated applications. As a result, this position is designed to provide additional leadership and focus so that this application is poised to maintain its strong growth and market position well into the future.

William W. Canfield, president and chief executive officer of TALX, commented, "Stacey has provided strong leadership to The Work Number, resulting in increased revenue growth, exceptional client service and a cohesive product offering. With this promotion, she assumes full responsibilities for our verifier and employer clients, as well as sales efforts designed to increase the usage of The Work Number database."

TALX Corporation is a leading business process outsourcer 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
L. Keith Graves, 314-214-7000