Local financial services firm Edward Jones in the Avon-area was named a 2014 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military by CivilianJobs.com, recognizing the firm’s deep commitment to recruiting, training and retaining military veterans as financial advisors.
Edward Jones recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of its FORCES program, a training and compensation package designed to make the transition to a financial services career more attractive to military veterans. Since its launch, the firm has hired 931 military veterans as financial advisors.
The firm has a long history of hiring and providing mentorship services to help transition servicemen and women to the financial advisor position.
Currently, Edward Jones has 1,500 financial advisors with prior military experience running branches across the country. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the financial industry.
In addition to CivilianJobs.com, G.I. Jobs has recognized Edward Jones and the FORCES program on its 2014 “Military Friendly Employer” list, and Military Times EDGE ranked the firm on its 2013 “Best for Vets” ranking.