The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 large company on the Best Employers in Ohio ranking, according to the firm’s four Defiance financial advisors.

The Ohio SHRM State council teamed up with the Best Companies group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partner, SHRM, to rank the state’s top 41 employers. Companies were named Best Employers in Ohio for 2019, divided into 22 large companies and 19 small and medium-sized companies by the number of people they employ in Ohio.

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 12 consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top 15 Best Employers in Ohio.

The Defiance financial advisors include: Jeremy Otte, Tyler Strauer, Matt Schmenk, and Blake Sizemore.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit its website at and recruiting website at Member SIPC.

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