Take a Closer Look at How  The Work Number® Works

See how streamlined income and employment verification services from the industry-leading source of commercial employment data benefits you. 
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Verification Data from More than 2.5 Million Employers

The Work Number helps provide a low friction verification process between credentialed verifiers and consumers to help keep life moving.

How It Works

As the country’s largest centralized commercial database of income and employment information, we’ve helped create a more streamlined process between verifiers and consumers to help verifiers make more informed decisions in less time.

Employers

Employers provide encrypted income and employment data, which is updated each pay cycle. 
Benefit: The Work Number handles verification requests, lessening the manual load on HR departments.

Credentialed Verifiers

Credentialed verifiers with a permissible purpose can access vital data securely and instantly 24/7.
Benefit: Less waiting on consumers to provide documentation or for employers to complete manual verifications.

Employees

Employees can receive decisions faster.
Benefit: Verifiers can get the information they need instantly to help expedite important decisions, almost always without additional action needed from the consumer.

How to Get Started

Access fast, secure verifications for your business after a brief registration and credentialing process.

Step 1: Complete the Form 

Click the Start Verifying button to complete the online registration form and start the process. 

Step 2: Get Credentialed

Everyone who signs up goes through a rapid yet thorough credentialing process. Credentialing takes one to two business days. 

Step 3: Log In and Start Verifying

Once credentialing is complete, you can log in and start verifying.
KEY benefits of the work number

Robust Source of Employment Data

The Work Number has over 2.5M+ small, medium, and large employer contributors.

24/7 Access

Requests for income and employment information can be submitted to The Work Number 24/7, even outside of standard business hours. Verifications are completed quickly, which means less waiting for you and your customers.

More Informed Customer Picture

With income and employment information, verifiers can easily obtain a broader understanding of a consumer.

Multiple Verification & Integration Options

Verifiers can select from multiple verification solutions including rapid manual verifications for extensive verification coverage.

Alternate Search Capabilities

If an SSN is unavailable, certain verifications may be requested easily through an alternative method with inputs including name, address, and date of birth.

Offering Secure, Trusted Data Across Industries

Greater insight into consumers’ financial picture is paramount for any growing business. Help create a seamless, secure customer experience while removing friction with our suite of verification solutions. Discover how your business can get proof of employment and/or verify income quickly, securely, and more efficiently than ever. 

Mortgage

Faster verifications can enable lenders to speed up the mortgage origination process from start to finish. 

Auto

Auto dealers and lenders can better serve their customer’s needs with a faster, digital, and more transparent car-buying process.

Consumer Finance

Verification solutions help lenders make fast, informed, real-time decisions at the time a consumer applies for credit.

Credit Card

Verification solutions are key to mitigating risk and extending appropriate credit terms.

Pre-Employment Verifications

Make more informed hiring decisions with verified employment data.

Government

Improve the timeliness of benefit eligibility decision making with real-time income and employment verifications. 

Your Data. Your Options.

Manage Your Personal Data
Find answers to login questions, review information in your Employment Data Report, request a data freeze, and more.

Achieve More With Data

Discover API Products

Our team is always looking for ways to improve the functionality and usability of The Work Number. Explore our APIs, create an app, and test it out in the sandbox.

Explore International Solutions

Verification Exchange™ is an employment and income verification service available in Canada that helps verifying organizations like lenders, property managers, government agencies, and employers securely and instantly receive the information they need to make decisions.

Unlock the Power of The Work Number

Take the next step toward digital verification