How to Find Someone's Employer

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

Whether you want to know if your ex-spouse is passing alimony or custody payments, or if you have a pending lawsuit, searching for someone’s employer is the best way to find out information about the person you are investigating. This can be important if any of the sides want to use employment info as evidence to support their particular legal case. Sometimes, this task can be difficult to accomplish if you don’t know where to start. However, with today's tools, information about almost anything can be found online.

Hire a reliable agency, such as a licensed private investigation firm, to conduct the investigation. If you, by any chance, have the Social Security number of this person, you can immediately skip to Step 4.

Collect a minimum amount of information. This is the person’s name, address and contact number.

Wait until you get the results. The standard waiting time for these results to come out is three days. Sometimes, the process might take four to five days if the information could not be readily found.

If you have your subject's Social Security number, enter it on a research website, such as Detective or People Finders US, and you will find pages with the information about the person you are looking for. The data furnished by these services usually contain the most recent employer information. Double-check this by using more than one site for research. Some of these pages require the payment of a fee.


The prices for the investigation services vary according to package and corresponding fees for each service.


These websites look for people who are 18 or older.


About the Author

Manuel Páucar (Lima, 1978), is the author of "Chronicles of the Exile," a popular column in the Hispanic market. In his 18 years as a writer, he's published four books and received several awards, including a special recognition from the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Páucar attended the Andes Chef School in 1999, and studied theater arts at CTL Institute in 1998.