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How to get my employment history free?

Customer Question

How do I go about getting my employment history, for free, I need dates of my employment ?

I would like to get my records online if possible !

Thank you

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Job
Expert:  JOGANN replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for coming to JustAnswer.

You can get a complete detailed statement of your work history from the Social Security Administration. You will need to complete Form SSA-7050-F4, and check the box for "Detailed Statement of Work History." When the Social Security Administration responds, they will provide you with the Employer Name and Earnings for each of your jobs reported to them.

Form 7050-F4 can be found at

I hope you found this answer helpful.

Best regards,


Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you,

Is there somewhere you can get it instantly online?

Expert:  JOGANN replied 7 years ago.

To my knowledge, there is no site that will provide you with your employment history, primarily for privacy and security reasons.

I will opt out and perhaps another expert can assist you.

Best regards,


Expert:  Ed Johnson replied 7 years ago.

There is no instant on line source per se.

You can get a free credit report, that will show employment for the past 7 years. BUT, there is no guarantee the credit report will show all employers.

These credit reports are not instant but are at least within 24 hours.

Other than that, because of the privacy act and other laws, the only source to verify "employment history is the SSA".