Edward Jones Ranked Among People's 50 Companies That Care

"We believe as a business we can be a force for good by making our local communities better places to live," Managing Partner Jim Weddle said.
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DEWITT, Mich. - Oct. 2, 2018 - PRLog -- PEOPLE magazine and Great Place to Work have honored Edward Jones as one of PEOPLE's "50 Companies That Care," a ranking based on the firm's associate feedback about how their workplace makes a difference in their lives and their communities.

Rankings represent feedback from more than 4.5 million employees across the U.S. PEOPLE partnered with Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, to analyze employees' survey feedback and to consider the generosity of each organization's benefits, philanthropic and community support. Edward Jones took the No. 5 spot on the list.

"Because we are a firm that bases our business upon our core values and culture, this award is especially meaningful," said Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "Our work is built upon caring for the best interests of our clients, and our firm's culture is built upon caring for each other and the communities we serve. We believe as a business we can be a force for good by making our local communities better places to live."

The second annual list is/was featured in the Aug. 6 issue of PEOPLE, which hit newsstands nationwide on Friday, July 27.

"This year's 50 Companies That Care are taking their great workplace cultures to an even higher level by supporting all employees – by making sure to include refugees, immigrants, people of color, veterans, women, LGBT and people with disabilities and their communities through giving back, solving public problems, pro bono work, volunteering and more," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

About Edward Jones
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through our affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of our business, from the investments we offer to the location of our branch offices, caters to individual investors. Our 16,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on the FORTUNE Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For®" in 2017.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work ® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising ® , its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

Read our new book: "A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World." Learn more on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Meredith Corporation's PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the PEOPLE brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social), bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of PEOPLE's editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category.  And now, the PeopleTV app offers a free, advertiser-supported OTT streaming video service.  PEOPLE is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in NYC with reporters worldwide.

For more information visit PEOPLE.com and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the PEOPLE channel on YouTube and on Snapchat's Discover.

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