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Edward Jones Named a Best Place to Work in IT for 13th Year


IDG's Computerworld has named Edward Jones to the Computerworld 2014 Best Places to Work in IT ranking, recognizing 100 top organizations that challenge their information technology staffs while providing great benefits and compensation, according to Edward Jones Financial Advisor Steve Padrick in Anchorage.

In 2014, Edward Jones ranked as the No. 43 large company. Ranking coverage appears in the June 23 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.

The financial services firm has appeared on the prestigious listing for 13 consecutive years, since it began entering the competition in 2002.

"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Both newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in their own futures by investing in their employees."

Vinny Ferrari, Edward Jones' chief information officer, said inclusion on this exclusive ranking validates that the firm offers long-term career satisfaction.

"Although our industry has had its ups and downs in recent years, our technology associates confirm year after year that Edward Jones is great place to be," he said. "In addition to good benefits and competitive salaries, we promote from within so our associates see a bright future helping our branch teams serve clients well. The satisfying work we do here also keeps our turnover very low."

The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG¿s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 company, 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 13,000-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.

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