Edward Jones recognized for training

-- Edward JonesApril 3, 2013 

The financial services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top firm for training, ranking No. 12 on Training magazine's 2013 Training Top 125 list.

Edward Jones has been honored as a top training company for 13 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001. For 2013, Edward Jones was the top-ranked national brokerage on the list and won special recognition for its innovative branch-training program.

The 2013 rankings were announced at a Feb. 18 awards dinner during the magazine's Training 2012 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla.

The firm has consistently earned high marks as an employer of choice in other national rankings. For the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2013." The firm took the No. 8 overall spot on the prestigious list, was named to the No. 3 spot for large companies and was the highest ranking financial-services firm. For the fourth straight year, Edward Jones financial advisors ranked the firm Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, according to the 2012 study by J.D. Power and Associates.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States, and, through its affiliate, in Canada. The firm's 12,500 financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment strategies which emphasize a well-balanced portfolio.

Details: Darren W. Stearns, Edward Jones - Oakhurst, 49063 Crane Valley Road (426), (559) 642-4513, edwardjones.com.

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