Edward Jones takes top ranking

LUMBERTON — The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 large company on the Best Employers in North Carolina ranking, according to Mary Jo Walters, a financial advisor in Lumberton.

Business North Carolina magazine teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the state’s top 45 employers. Companies named Best Employers in North Carolina for 2018 were divided into 18 large companies and 27 medium and small companies based on the number of people they employ in North Carolina.

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. For seven years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top five Best Employers in North Carolina.

Edward Jones has 553 branches all over North Carolina. It is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis that provides financial services in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Walters; office is located at 4246 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton.


Staff report