ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The financial-services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 11 on Training magazine's 2011 Training Top 125 list. Edward Jones has been recognized on the list for 11 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001.
Edward Jones not only moved up the ranking dramatically – to No. 11 this year from No. 31 in 2010 – but also received special recognition for achieving one of the top scores in the evaluation and business-metric section of the firm's application.
The 2011 rankings and special recognitions were announced at a Feb. 7 awards dinner during the magazine's Training 2011 Conference and Expo in San Diego, Calif.
"Training is a key strategy for our firm. We are always growing and we work constantly to provide our industry's best client service," said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones. "It is very satisfying to be recognized for doing what we believe is right for our clients, the firm and for those who work here."
The firm has consistently earned high marks as an employer of choice in other national rankings. For the 12th year, Edward Jones was named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011." The firm took the No. 11 overall spot on the prestigious list, also was named to the No. 2 spot for large companies and was the highest ranking financial-services firm. For the third time, Edward Jones financial advisors ranked the firm Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, according to the 2010 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. 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 solutions available today.
Edward Jones, which ranked No. 11 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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