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Multiple Missouri Companies Rank Among 2020’s Best Workplaces for Millennials

According to Fortune Magazine, Missouri companies provide the ideal workplace for millennials to excel in their careers. Multiple Missouri companies ranked among the best workplaces for millennials in 2020 in a new list released by Fortune Magazine.

Edward Jones ranked 2nd on the list. This was the third time the St. Louis company made the list, and it was the highest Edward Jones has ever been ranked. Edward Jones is a financial services firm, that serves investment clients in the U.S. and Canada, through its branch network of more than 14,000 locations.

“The pace of change is getting faster, and we must prepare associates by helping them develop the knowledge and skills to meet the future demands of our clients,” said Kristin Johnson, Edward Jones’ Chief Human Resources Officer. “We must create a learning environment — one where associates can grow their knowledge and skills, and one where we learn from our new associates. We strive to foster a universal sense of belonging so we can be an employer of choice for all.”

Veterans United Home Loans ranked 27th on the list. This was the Columbia company’s 4th year in a row making the list. Veterans United has a large presence in Missouri, and recently announced plans to continue growing its workforce in the state.

The ranking is based on surveys of more than 4.9 million employees working at companies certified by Great Place to Work, a global analytics and consulting firm. It evaluated more than 60 elements of the work experience.

Eighty-five percent of the evaluation was based on what millennials say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. The remaining 15% was based on an assessment of millennials’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values and the effectiveness of their leaders to ensure they are consistently experienced.

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