Edward Jones To Add 100 Offices, 200 Jobs Over 10 Years In Tampa Bay

Want to work for a company that’s ranked one of the best companies to work for in the country and will be adding 200 jobs in the next 10 years?

Edward Jones will be adding 100 or more offices to the Tampa Bay area over the next 10 years.

Each Edward Jones’ office usually has one financial advisor and one branch office administrator. There are some cases that there are two branch office administrators.

With the addition to these offices, there will be 100 added financial advisors and 100 added branch administrators.

“The plan is to continue to recruit high quality people,” Kenny Locke, regional leader of Tampa Bay of Edward Jones, says.

According to Locke, Fortune Magazine ranked Edward Jones the second best company in the country to work for in an annual survey.

As a result of the survey, the company gets a lot of interested applicants.

Edwards Jones is looking for people who have had success and progression in their career thus far.

“We are very selective in the candidates as we hire them, but we think there is tremendous opportunity specifically in the Tampa Bay market so we’re going to continue adding on,” Locke says.

Millions of baby boomers will be retiring over the next 10 to 15 years, in result there is a demand for Edward Jones’ services.

Edward Jones has been around since 1922 providing financial services. The way the company works is it builds a relationships with its almost seven million clients on a face to face bases.

Edward Jones currently has offices from St. Petersburg to Crystal River and over to Bartow.  It has approximately 70 financial advisors.

Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Kenny Locke, Edward Jones

Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2010

83 Degrees: http://www.83degreesmedia.com/innovationnews/Jones082410.aspx

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