Stocks jumped at the open on Friday after the January employment report beat the highest expectations, boosting hopes the world's largest economy has turned a corner.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 93.51 points, or 0.74 percent, to 12,798.92. The S&P 500 Index <.SPX> rose 11.39 points, or 0.86 percent, to 1,336.93. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 27.54 points, or 0.96 percent, to 2,887.22.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)