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Edward Jones is a 'best place to work'

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By The Staff

The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 large-sized company on the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" ranking, according to George Eon and Larry Bowen, financial advisers in Campbellsville.

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the state's best employers. Fifty companies were named Best Places to Work in Kentucky, divided into small/medium- and large-company categories based on the number of people they employee in Kentucky.

The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm.

Edward Jones has 146 branch offices in Kentucky. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisers who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the industry.

The "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" honor is one of many important recognitions the firm recently has received.

For the ninth year, Edward Jones was named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by FORTUNE magazine in its annual listing. For the 15th consecutive year, Registered Representative, a trade magazine, rated Edward Jones No. 1 among the nation's leading brokerages in its anonymous survey of the firm's own brokers.

This is the third consecutive year Edward Jones appeared on the Best Places to Work list in Kentucky. Last year, the firm ranked No. 2. Edward Jones debuted at No. 1 in 2006.