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The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 large company on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas ranking, according to Frank Aswad, a financial advisor in Colleyville, Texas.

Texas Monthly magazine teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partners -Texas Association of Business - to rank the state's best employers. 100 companies were named Best Companies to Work for in Texas for 2014, divided into 26 large companies, 30 medium-sized companies and 44 small companies by the number of people they employ in Texas.

The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of associates, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm. For ten consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top 10 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Edward Jones has 1,164 branch offices all over Texas. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the industry.

Edward Jones 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 12,000-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. 

Headquartered in St. Louis, Edward Jones ranked No. 4 overall in FORTUNE magazine's 2014 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking. Visit our website at www.edwardjones.com and our recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com.

Information submitted by Edward Jones - Frank Aswad's office, Colleyville

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