Edward Jones Recognized for Training Excellence for 21st Consecutive Year Financial services firm continues to rank high as list becomes more exclusive

Financial services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training. The firm ranked No. 19 on Training magazine’s 2021 newly rebranded Training Top 100 list, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list, according to Lea Evers, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Roscoe.

In lieu of its traditional black-tie awards gala, Training magazine announced the winning companies Feb. 8 at the 2021 Virtual Training Conference. The magazine ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

“We provide our associates the continuous learning and professional development opportunities to unleash their full potential and support their purpose and that of the firm – to partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues and, together, better our communities and society,” Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer Kristin Johnson said. “Even as we navigated the challenges of the pandemic, our commitment to learning and development never wavered. We are honored to be recognized by Training magazine – and proud of our associates’ commitment to contribute at the highest level.”

This year’s recognition is particularly significant as only the top 100 organizations were ranked – compared to 125 in years past.

“To maintain the credibility of our awards program during the COVID-19 pandemic, we chose not to lower our standards and put organizations on the list that did not meet the minimum scoring threshold for training excellence – hence the change back to the Training Top 100,” explained Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “This makes the extraordinary accomplishments of the 2021 Training Top 100 organizations even more noteworthy. We salute these best-in-class organizations for their steadfast dedication to continuous employee learning and development; their agility and innovation in transforming their training delivery in response to the pandemic; and their passionate commitment to the current and future success of their people.”

Edward Jones consistently earns high marks as an employer of choice in national rankings. For the 21st year, Edward Jones was named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2020.” The firm took the No. 7 overall spot on the exclusive ranking. This is on the heels of a No. 7 ranking in 2019.

The Stateline Edward Jones financial advisors are: Lea Evers, Brenda Brugger, Holly Muth, and Angi Kolthoff.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments offered to the location of branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 19,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients with a total of $1.5 trillion in client assets under care. Visit edwardjones.com or the recruiting website at careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.