Stocks opened flat on Friday as a better-than-expected employment report was not strong enough to offset cautiousness over the euro zone debt crisis.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dipped 2.39 points, or 0.02 percent, at 12,413.31. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX><.INX> added 0.32 points, or 0.02 percent, at 1,281.38. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> lost 0.18 points, or 0.01 percent, at 2,669.68.

(Reporting By Chuck Mikolajczak; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)