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People Search Provider Intelius Selected as One of Washington’s Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

Recognized as one of the top three workplaces in 2007, Intelius is named a finalist for the second year in a row.

Bellevue, WA, August 05, 2008 --( People search and employment screening provider, Intelius, today announced it was named as a finalist for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s second annual Washington’s Best Workplaces program, marking it the second consecutive year Intelius has earned this honor.

Intelius, one of the Puget Sound’s fastest-growing technology companies, highlighted its unique corporate culture in the nomination submitted for consideration by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The company’s culture thrives on a mindset where all workers are embraced as an integral part of the company and its open-door policy ensures everyone has a voice.

“At Intelius we are always striving to create an open working environment for our employees where they can exercise their creative freedom and grow professionally,” said Naveen Jain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Intelius. “We are honored to be recognized once again as having one of the best workplaces in Washington and this acknowledgement it a true testament to the strong camaraderie our office has.”

Intelius was selected out of a total of 65 finalists including 20 small companies, 20 medium-sized companies, 20 large companies and five nonprofits. Employees of the 300 nominated companies completed surveys, which were then used to select the finalists based on ranking in benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophy.

“Work-force development has never been more important – or more difficult – than it is in today’s global economy,” said Emory Thomas Jr., publisher of the Business Journal. “We believe the Business Journal, as the Puget Sound area’s top source of business information, has an important role to play in drawing attention to innovations and excellence in the management of our region’s No. 1 resource: its people.”

Honorees and the public are invited to attend an awards event celebrating the finalists of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington Best Workplaces Program at Safeco Field on August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The company with the greatest number of employees present will win a suite at a future Seattle Mariners game.

About Intelius
Intelius is a leading background check and employment screening company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than six million unique customers who use Intelius' information services like people search and criminal records search to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Among Intelius’ other services are: comprehensive employment screening and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. Intelius was listed as an Inc. 500 company and was named One of Washington’s Best Companies to Work For by Washington CEO in 2008. In 2007 Intelius was named one of Washington's top three Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and in 2006, Intelius was named the American Business Awards' Best New Company, and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius screening products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

About the Puget Sound Business Journal
The Puget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field to the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at

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