CEO's Corner: Edward Jones' Jim Weddle offers post-recession advice

Jim Weddle
Jim Weddle

Ranked as the No. 2 company to work for by Fortune magazine, St. Louis-based financial services firm Edward Jones, which has continued to expand during the economic downturn has no plans to slow growth anytime soon. In fact, with about 11,000 branches, serving more than 7 million individual investors primarily in the U.S., the privately held partnership is looking to grow nationwide.

Managing partner Jim Weddle spoke to DailyFinance about the company's growth, how Edward Jones has managed to avoid layoffs since the 1960s, and who they're hiring. He also offers a few year-end tax tips and shares his outlook on the U.S. economy.