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Employment Verification

When you apply for items such as apartment leases, car loans, mortgages, and other major loans, any requests for verification of your employment should be directed to: The Work Number for Everyone.

This national service is used by many major employers and provides employment verification through a fully automated and web-enabled system. The system is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day. The service also can be accessed by phone at 1-800-367-5690.

A “verifier” is an organization seeking employment and/or earnings information about you. A verifier can be a bank, loan or credit institution, background checking company, or even a prospective employer. Verifiers can obtain the following types of information from The Work Number®.

What kind of verification do I need?

  • Employment Verification (Salary Key not required): inlcudes job title and total time with company
  • Income Verification (Salary Key required): includes employment verification information plus current pay rate and gross earnings year-to-date for the past two years.

What do I give to my verifier?

  • City of Fort Worth Company Code: 10738
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A Salary Key (if needed)

Generating a Salary Key

To generate a Salary Key: Visit The Work Number website or dial 1-800-EMP-AUTH (1-800-367-2884). You may have three Salary Keys outstanding. If unused, they will expire after six months.

When prompted, enter:

  • City of Fort Worth Company Code: 10738
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Pin - which is the last 4 digits of your social security number followed by the month (2 digits) and date (2 digits) of your birth.

A six-digit number will be provided to you over the Internet or over the phone. This is your one-time use salary key.

If you or your verifier have any questions, call The Work Number Customer Service Center at 1-800-996-7566, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CST.



200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Contact Numbers:

  • Talent Acquisition: 817-392-7750
  • HR Records 817-392-7776, 817-392-7777, 817-392-7794
  • Fax: 817-392-8869
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