Edward Jones hires 336 military veterans as Financial Advisors
Diana Jackson, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the downtown Lake Stevens location, announced that, so far in 2013, the firm has hired 336 military veterans as financial advisors, adding to the roughly 1,500 veterans already employed in this role.
In 2012, Edward Jones nationally launched FORCES, a program that provides tailored training and a compensation package designed to make the transition to a career in financial services more attractive to veterans.
The initiative not only provides professional careers to military veterans transitioning into civilian life, but also has proven effective in recruiting highly skilled financial advisors who can provide world-class service to clients.
In fact, past Edward Jones research has found that individual investors are drawn to financial advisors with military experience based on transferable characteristics such as discipline (77 percent), goal-orientation (73 percent), and integrity (72 percent). Currently, 11 percent of Edward Jones financial advisors have military experience.
As a further sign of the firm’s deep commitment to transitioning veterans into the civilian workforce, Edward Jones on Oct. 31 announced its sponsorship of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Park in Kansas City, Miss ., which includes naming rights for the museum’s research center and access to the other assets, including usage of the J.C. Nichols Auditorium and rights to future museum authorized traveling exhibits.
Edward Jones is nationally recognized as a leader in offering employment and top-quality training programs, like FORCES to military veterans. The firm was named a winner for the 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® by CivilianJobs.com, as well as received recognition from G.I. Jobs, earning a spot on the 2013 “Military Friendly Employer” list and Military Times EDGE, ranking No. 43 on the 2013 Best for Vets ranking.
Military veterans can learn more about FORCES and becoming a financial advisor with Edward Jones by visiting: http://www.ejcareer.com/forces/.