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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Equifax Verification Services helps organizations verify applicant or borrower employment and income information. The employment and income records on The Work Number database are provided to us by thousands of small, medium and large employers nationwide and are updated on a regular basis. The Work Number database can be accessed through system-to-system integration or by visiting our website: http://www.TheWorkNumber.com
The information on The Work Number database is provided by tens of thousands of employers who rely on Equifax Verification Services to fulfill income and employment verifications on behalf of their employees. These verifications are used to provide consumers with access to the credit and services they deserve.
Currently 82% of Fortune 500, the majority of government civilian employers and a quickly growing number of small and medium-sized businesses in a wide range of industries use Equifax Verification Services.
The data on The Work Number database is updated each time an employer runs payroll.
A Verifier is a person or organization that needs to verify a person's employment or income information. Only pre-screened and credentialed verifiers are allowed to access the income and employment information on The Work Number database. Verifiers include such organizations as:
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Pre-Employment Screeners
Each record on The Work Number describes a person's time with a specific employer. The Work Number database contains employment and income records from tens of thousands of small, medium and large employers. One person may have multiple employment records on the database. For example, if someone has held several jobs, there may be records of employment with multiple employers, including current and previous employers.