This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Prudential Named A Military Friendly Employer®

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) announced today that it has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are delighted to once again be named a Military Friendly Employer® in recognition of our deep commitment to helping veterans’ transition from the military back to civilian life,” said Barbara Koster, senior vice president and chief information officer at Prudential and head of the company’s Veterans Initiatives. “Prudential is proud of the leadership role it plays in encouraging Corporate America to establish programs that help veterans find meaningful employment after their military service. For us, hiring veterans is a crucial element of our talent acquisition strategy.”

Raymond Weeks, vice president, Prudential Veterans Initiatives and a Marine veteran, said that the company employs veterans across its domestic businesses in entry- to mid-level positions and above. He added that the company offers a variety of programs that help military veterans transition to the workforce, including VETNet, a business resource group that connects employees who are veterans and gives them professional development, mentoring and networking programs, events and opportunities.

In 2010, Prudential partnered with Workforce Opportunity Services and Rutgers University, Newark to develop VETalent, a work/study program that educates, trains and provides employment opportunities to enlisted veterans transitioning from the military. Prudential now operates the program in Dubuque, IA; Dresher/Ft. Washington, PA; Jacksonville, FL; and Hartford/Shelton, CT in cooperation with WOS and local four-year colleges and universities. Since its launch, VETalent has been adopted by other companies, including Sealed Air, Johnson & Johnson, Horizon Blue Cross of New Jersey and Merck.

“The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community. The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires.”

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,764.59 -33.90 -0.19%
S&P 500 2,083.74 -6.37 -0.30%
NASDAQ 5,103.0950 -24.43 -0.48%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs