For Immediate Release
Alexandra T. Holowaty
Online investment firm's expansion leads to career growth opportunities for associates
St. Louis, March 12, 2008 - Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm,
announces the hiring of its 2,000th associate nationwide. In addition, Scottrade currently has more than 300 job openings nationwide, including more than 100 in St. Louis.
This milestone follows years of continued growth for the company. Scottrade currently has 344 branch offices nationwide and has plans to open 25 more in 2008. To accommodate that growth, Scottrade has more than doubled the number of associates in less than five years.
One of those associates is Allison Johnson, Scottrade's 2,000th employee, who began working last month as a financial office assistant at Scottrade's Columbus, Ohio branch office.
"Our associates are the key to our success," said Jane Wulf, Scottrade's Chief Administrative Officer. "We look forward to continuing to hire great associates in all of our open positions across the country. It is because of our associates that Scottrade has continued to have outstanding customer service."
"I love my experience with Scottrade," Johnson said. "Everyone has been so friendly and I look forward to building a future here."
Scottrade is a leader in online investing, serving individual investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions. Scottrade is unique in the industry because it boasts low commission rates while offering the largest branch network among online brokerages, with 344 local branch offices nationwide. In October 2007, Scottrade was named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the seventh time. Scottrade.com is the online trading site of Scottrade, Inc. and offers customers the convenience of placing many orders online for just $7 per trade. In addition to its online capabilities, Scottrade staffs each easily accessible branch location with a branch manager plus additional brokers and assistants. In January 2008, Scottrade was named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America. For more, visit http://www.scottrade.com/ or www.scottrade.com/careers.