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TALX Corporation Forms Alliance With Fringe Benefits Management Company

FBMC Clients Will Have Seamless Access to The Work Number® Employment and Income Verification Service

St. Louis, MO – January 3, 2002 - TALX Corporation (NASDAQ: TALX) a leading application service provider (ASP) for HR, benefits and payroll employee services, and Fringe Benefits Management Company (FBMC), a nationally recognized third-party benefits administrator, have formed an alliance to offer The Work Number® to FBMC's clients. The alliance will expand The Work Number's access by public sector organizations because FBMC's clients include major school districts, large state governments and local municipalities throughout the country as well as private companies.

“We are extremely pleased to be alliance partners with FBMC,” said Paul Kooistra, manager of business development for TALX Corporation. “The Work Number service directly complements the benefits administration services FBMC offers its clients. And, the seamless exchange of information helps FBMC clients quickly rollout The Work Number to their respective employees with minimal information processing.”

“This is a natural alliance, building on the core competencies of two nationally recognized firms,” said Robert W. McKnight, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing for FBMC. “We're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

About The Work Number
The Work Number is America's leading employment and income verification service with more than 60 million employee payroll records under contract from 700 organizations nationwide. Over 35,000 mortgage bankers, lenders, Social Services agencies and other verifiers regularly access The Work Number database each month to obtain highly accurate and complete information on applicants. The database is updated directly from the employers' payroll records every pay period. The Work Number is available via the Web at www.theworknumber.com.

About Fringe Benefits Management Company
Established in 1976, Fringe Benefits Management Company – employing more than 200 people in Tallahassee and branch offices throughout the United States – is a third-party fringe benefits administrator headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Clients include school boards, state governments, local municipalities, teacher's unions and other public and private employers, such as Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the City and County of San Francisco and the State of Texas. To learn more about the company visit their Website at www.fbmc-benefits.com.

About TALX
TALX is a leading application service provider (ASP) of HR, benefits and payroll employee services. TALX services empower employees to complete transactions independently via the Internet, corporate portals, Intranets and the telephone. Based in St. Louis, MO, TALX Corporation's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol TALX. For more information call 1-800-888-8277 or visit www.talx.com.

Statements in this press release expressing the expectations of management may be forward-looking and involve uncertainties. TALX risk factors are detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.