At least one St. Louis enterprise is exploding in these dire economic days - though not without naysayers.
Sunday's New York Times
had a front-page story
, a company headquartered near Westport Plaza
that helps other companies -- including many in the Fortune 500
-- challenge unemployment claims. Talx's service can save firms money because if fewer former employees collect jobless benefits, the firms pay less in unemployment taxes.
The controversy, according the Gray Lady, is this:
...critics say the company has undermined a crucial
safety net. Officials in a number of states have called Talx a chronic
source of error and delay. Advocates for the unemployed say the company
seeks to keep jobless workers from collecting benefits.
and, at posting time, 113