Dr. Liang Chee Wee, president of Northeast Iowa Community College, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Prudential and Workforce Opportunity Services to help provide the training curriculum for our veterans. It isn't every day that we get the opportunity to collaborate with such committed partners.”
Currently, 24 VETalent veterans have been hired by Prudential in a variety of positions including information technology, operations and customer service. In addition, 24 veterans from three VETalent classes are in consulting positions at Prudential; and 22 others are in consulting positions at other companies, including Sealed Air, Johnson & Johnson, Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey and Merck.
“We can’t solve this challenge for veterans on our own. Our program is a best practice model and we are actively working to share our insights with other corporations. We also seek ways to partner with businesses and government entities to address this challenge more broadly,” said Weeks.
Recently, Prudential received a prestigious Hiring Our Heroes award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to providing employment opportunities to post-9/11 military veterans. And for the third consecutive year, Prudential has been named to the GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list in recognition of the company's Veterans Initiative.Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, helps provide veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war eras with career and educational opportunities through unique work-study programs. Working with sponsor companies and university partners, WOS creates customized academic certificate programs that help military veterans make effective transitions into the civilian workforce. For more information, please visit: http://www.wforce.org/ Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/