How to Find Out Where a Person Is Employed

By Robin Reichert

Many legitimate reasons exist as to why you would need to search for a person's place of employment, such as having to collect child support or execute a wage garnishment for a judgment. The more information you have about the person, the more likely you are to find the information you need. Often a search on the Internet databases will help you locate a person's place of employment. Job boards and professional and social networking sites often contain personal information. If necessary, hire a private investigator if you cannot gather enough information.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

Step 1

Search social networking sites. LinkedIn is a professional networking site where people list their employers and businesses. The professional profiles on LinkedIn contain employer addresses and telephone numbers. The more information you have about a person, the more likely you are to find him. Search results that return several people with the same name can be narrowed by city, state or profession.

Step 2

Search resumes databases. Open an account and search for free on websites like Most people include the name and address of their current employer on their resume. The CVGadget website contains CVs and resumes and will return search results for websites that mention the person you are researching.

Step 3

Conduct a search of your local courthouse public records. If the person you are searching for has ever been sued for a debt, the lawsuit documents will usually include employment information on the debtor. Liens and mortgages are public record and may contain information that will lead you to the place of employment of the person.

Step 4

Hire a private investigator to find the person's employer. Licensed private investigators have access to databases that are usually restricted and not accessible by the public. Private investigators can access police records and search state and local records by using names and Social Security numbers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Obtain as much information about a person for the most accurate search results, such as a complete name, birth date and last known address of the person.
  • Social Security numbers return the most accurate results.
  • Never use information about another person to stalk, harass or annoy another person. Laws exist that prohibit using the Internet to retrieve information for these purposes.
  • Never reveal personal information about another person.
  • Do not re-post personal information about another person on a blog or Internet forum.