Edward Jones Investing
aims to open 10 branch offices in West Michigan this year, creating some 30 jobs across the region. The branch offices will consist of one financial advisor each and one or two administrative positions.
"We want people who can be entrepreneurs and build their own businesses," says Brenda Kading-Payne
, who has been an Edward Jones financial advisor for 13 years. "We do the training and the licensing. As long as you have the fire in the belly to build the brand and your office, you're the best candidate. We grow organically, so that means all Edward Jones people will be involved in recruiting and training."
In addition to retirement planning, Edward Jones assists clients with financial planning for things like college educations, vacation homes and financial assistance after retirement, says Kading-Payne. After establishing a successful business, a financial advisor can be invited to invest in the company as an owner, which results in additional financial rewards.
"It's a great benefit to be invested in your own firm," says Kading-Payne. "It fosters a great relationship with other Edward Jones financial advisors, knowing that the advisor down the street is a partner in the firm that I'm a partner with; we don't compete with each other."
The new offices will be established in the Greater Grand Rapids and lakeshore areas.
For more information on the job offerings, Kading-Payne suggests a stop into a local Edward Jones office to meet a financial advisor and inquire about the application process.
Source: Brenda Kading-Payne, Edward Jones; Karen Hogan, SeyferthPR
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor