The Work Number® from TALX Wins 'Fix-it' Award

-Largest Source for Employer Direct and Up-to-Date Employment and Income Verifications Recognized for Effectiveness-

Dec 09, 2010, 07:00 ET from Equifax

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions and a leader in human resource, payroll and tax-related services, today announced that its income verification service, The Work Number®, was the recipient of this year's Fix-It Award. Bestowed by Mortgage Technology Magazine, the award honors a technology tool that provides an effective solution for a particular industry problem, need or channel.

Mortgage Technology Magazine stated, "The Work Number has proven to be a fix for the employment verification problem, providing rapid, compliant, verifications using a highly automated workflow.  It allows lenders to entirely outsource this critical function."

Unique for its ability to fully automate employment & income verification (VOE/VOI) for both employers and those who need the information, the verifiers, The Work Number is the largest source for employer direct and up-to-date employment and income verifications. Valuable human resources can be diverted to more strategic initiatives by contracting with TALX to handle the high volume of income verification calls for current and previous employees that are received daily by already stretched HR departments.

TALX President Dann Adams said, "We're grateful to have The Work Number recognized by Mortgage Technology Magazine. Our goal is to ensure that our clients can reliably expedite the arduous task of filling out employee verification requests – which is especially challenging in high turnover industries – while also gaining relief from security and compliance headaches by outsourcing to TALX."

About TALX:

TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, tax and payroll-related services, is based in St. Louis. TALX holds a leadership position in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment-related areas: hiring, pay reporting and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and talent acquisition, onboarding, and tax credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time tracking, paperless pay and W-2 management. Compliance services include employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax management and I-9 management. Equifax is a global leader in information solutions, empowering businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX. For more information about TALX, access the TALX website at, or visit the Equifax website at

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