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Employment & Income Verification

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For Human Resource executives and payroll executives, our employment and income verification service known as The Work Number®, offers a way to remove the expense and burden of responding to requests.

More than 1,700 organizations outsource the verification process to Workforce Solutions, including more than half of the Fortune 500. We help our clients’ employees provide proof of employment or income when buying a home, applying for credit, or seeking financial aid.

For the employer, The Work Number also removes potential liability associated with inconsistent verification procedures. For employees, The Work Number provides a secure method for providing verification quickly to third parties. Employees can handle the process through self-service, which removes their dependency on HR or payroll.


For businesses needing to verify the employment status of an applicant, The Work Number, offers fast access to information. Users don’t need to contact the employer and exchange paperwork to get the information they need. Verifications of employment and income are available online and often in minutes. The information is tamper-proof and based on employers’ payroll information, updated each payroll period.

The Work Number is the go-to choice for organizations that need fast, accurate, fraud-proof verifications. The Work Number includes more than 150 million employment records from over 1,700 organizations. Over 75,000 different verifiers use The Work Number to perform verifications each year including Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, Citigroup, Countrywide Financial, and Wachovia. Approximately 6,000 social service agencies are users of The Work Number, including HUD, Social Service Administration, and public agencies in all 50 states.

Why use Equifax

As the needs of our customers have evolved, so have we. Expanding on our role as the trusted steward of credit data, Equifax has grown into the leading provider of technology-and analytics-fueled information solutions.

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