Take a Closer Look at How  The Work Number® Works

See how streamlined verification services from the industry’s leading source of commercial employment data benefits you. 
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Verification Data From More Than One Million Employers

The Work Number helps provide a frictionless verification process between credentialed verifiers and consumers to keep life moving.
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Robust Source of Employment Data

The Work Number has over one million small, medium, and large employer contributors. 

Timely and Consistent Information

Our standardized verification process provides up to date information and helps speed up verifier decisions.

An Improved Customer Picture

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

Multiple Verification and Integration Options

Verifiers can select from multiple verification solutions to find a fit for their specific business needs.

Alternate Search Capabilities

If an SSN is unavailable, consumers can still be identified in a variety of ways, including name, address, and date of birth.

How The Work Number Helps Keep Life Moving

The Work Number database helps credentialed verifiers receive important income and employment information to help deliver a more ideal experience for all customers.
24/7 Access
Requests for income and employment information can be sent 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.
Trustworthy Payroll Data
The information from The Work Number is employer provided data, usually updated each pay cycle. 24/7 access is available to credentialed verifiers and always encrypted.
Fast Response
Verifications are completed quickly, which means less waiting for you and your customers.

Options For Accessing The Work Number Data

The Work Number gives you many ways to get the data you need. And, depending on your workload, you can retrieve a single verification or a batch of thousands.

Credentialing Helps Protect Consumer Data

Protecting consumer data is paramount. Verifiers are required to be credentialed and vetted with a valid Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) permissible purpose in order to access The Work Number database.
HR Compliance Management from Workforce Solutions

Discover The Right HR Compliance Solutions 

Break Free From In-House Employee Verifications

Help reduce the workload for your HR team and better automate the employee verification process with Equifax Workforce Solutions.

Help Make I-9 Compliance Management Easier

Better manage every I-9 at each stage with an online I-9 management solution that helps make the HR onboarding process easier. 

Simplify Unemployment Cost Management

As an extension of your HR team, our trusted pros can help you lower your unemployment costs and better meet compliance needs.
The Work Number Vs. The Competition
When comparing The Work Number from Equifax versus industry competitors, The Work Number is the clear choice.
FEATURED SOLUTIONS
Income and Employment Verification

Get third-party verifications with income and employment information provided by employers.

The Work Number ID

Confirm whether an applicant-provided name and social security number matches employer-provided data to quickly validate an applicant’s identity.

Education Verification

Fast, comprehensive verification of an applicant's education status.

Property Verification

Verify non-commercial residency with county-level property tax data.

IRS Tax Transcripts Fulfillment Service

Obtain various personal tax, business tax, and/or wage statements for a complete picture of all household income.

Looking to Manage Your Personal Employment and Income Data? 

Doing so is simple, secure, and fast. 

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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