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Fortune Magazine ranks Edward Jones fifth in best companies to work for

Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2012." It is the 13th appearance on the list for Edward Jones, according to Matthew De Vries, a financial advisor in West Fargo.

Edward Jones also ranked No. 3 for large-sized companies and No. 2 for work-life balance for associates who feel, "encouraged to balance their work and personal life." The firm was the highest ranking financial-services firm on the list.

Edward Jones' 13 Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.

Currently, Edward Jones has 1,515 positions available throughout the country, mostly for financial advisor and branch office administrator. Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one-on-one with clients in the communities where those clients live.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis.