Morning Coffee Sep 20 2010

Edward Jones Expansion

By julie steinberg

Edward Jones is planning to more than double the number of its branches in northwest Florida, from 15 offices to 35.

With more branches comes the need for more staff to man them. "We're hiring people all the time, looking for entrepreneurs who want to open their own business," a spokesman said. "And we're placing a special emphasis on recruiting females and minorities."The hiring is part of the company's growth strategy that mandates increasing the number of EJ offices from 10,000 to 17,000 over the next five years. (Pensacola Business Journal)

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