ST. LOUIS, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Services firm Edward Jones has been named a 2016 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® by CivilianJobs.com for the fifth consecutive year, recognizing the firm's dedication to recruiting, training, and retaining military veterans, helping to ensure a successful transition into the civilian workforce.
The firm has a steadfast commitment to hiring military veterans and is a core part of Edward Jones' history, with nearly 1,500 of financial advisors having previously served in the military. In 2015, veterans-turned-financial advisors made up about 11 percent of the total population of financial advisors at the firm.
Providing mentorship and training opportunities to military veterans remains a top priority for Edward Jones and in 2015, the firm hired 391 financial advisors with military experience. Since the firm has branches in all 50 states, military veterans have the flexibility to serve clients in the location of their choice. Edward Jones currently has 14,454 financial advisors operating in 12,642 branches in the US and Canada.
"We have seen firsthand the qualities that military veterans possess that make for excellent financial advisors. Our firm is deeply committed to creating comprehensive development programs for military veterans that truly allow them to succeed at Edward Jones," said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones. "It is a real privilege to be recognized once again as a Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com, an organization that shares our dedication to providing mentorship and career opportunities for our veterans. We will celebrate this designation in recognition of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day later this month, while honoring those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Military."
Edward Jones remains committed to offering rewarding and long-term careers for military veterans with programs that help prepare and ease the transition into entering a career in financial services.
In addition to CivilianJobs.com, Edward Jones also ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for 2016," making this year its 17th consecutive appearance on the list.
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 14,000 financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients.