ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial services firm Edward Jones announced today that it has been designated a 2013 Military Friendly Employer® by G.I. Jobs magazine. Criteria for the designation included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of the firm's military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
"Edward Jones has long supported our nation's military veterans with more than 1,300 financial advisors with prior military experience currently running branch offices across the country," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "Earlier this year we reaffirmed our commitment to hiring even more veterans through the launch of the FORCES program, a top-notch training and compensation package designed for veterans wishing to transfer to a civilian career."
Edward Jones will be showcased, along with other designated Military Friendly Employers® in the January edition of G.I. Jobs magazine. Edward Jones' firm profile, including open positions that are a fit for military personnel, can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Using the priority data engine on MilitaryFriendly.com, job seekers can design custom lists of employers according to their preferences. Custom, user-directed lists can then be saved and shared socially, allowing each job seeker to find their unique Military Friendly Employer®.
"Companies earning the prestigious Military Friendly Employers® designation are rising stars with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment," said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media and director for G.I. Jobs.
Due to increase interest and participation in this year's G.I. Jobs Top 100 employer list, the Military Friendly Employers® designation was introduced to recognize another 1 percentage of companies that also have great programs and opportunities for veterans and spouses.
Earlier this year Edward Jones was recognized for being a best company to work for by FORTUNE magazine, ranking No. 5 on that prestigious list, and by Training Magazine, earning the No. 15 spot on that list.
To learn more about FORCES, visit: http://www.ejcareer.com/forces/.
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
Edward Jones, which ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2012," is headquartered in St. Louis. This is the 13th time Edward Jones has been included on this prestigious list. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
About Victory Media
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal and are frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Fox News and others.
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