Edward Jones Recognized by as a 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® Finalist


MVEs to be recognized on May 1 to help honor the upcoming Armed Forces Day

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial-services firm Edward Jones was named a finalist for the 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® by, where America's military connects with civilian careers.


"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.  We have gained valuable associates whose experience and core competencies directly align with our business and who are focused on our mission of providing a high level of personal service and financial guidance to our clients," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle.  "The cornerstone of our success is our award-winning training program, which provides veterans with the tools, coaching and knowledge they need to succeed as a financial advisor at Edward Jones over their entire career."

Edward Jones recently 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.

The 2012 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Winners will be selected from this pool of finalists and will be announced May 1. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Civilian Job News,'s world-wide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the website.

"In my role with the Staffing Services team at, I support a number of employers' military hiring programs, and as such, I am aware of the methods by which many companies recruit from the military talent pool," said Pete Charest, director of staffing. "With that said, the dedication demonstrated by the 2012 MVE Finalists to hiring veterans as well as their innovative approaches to sourcing military job seekers was very impressive. I am proud to help recognize their efforts."

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. The Edward Jones Web site is located at, and its recruiting Web site is Member SIPC.

About and, where America's military connects with civilian careers, delivers job fairs, staffing services, a job board plus employer advertising in our military base newspaper, Civilian Job News. is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business / diversity supplier. The Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.

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