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Prudential honored as a ‘Best for Vets Employer’ by Military Times for six consecutive years

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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has been recognized by Military Times magazine as a “Best for Vets Employer” for its commitment to training and hiring veterans and active duty military reservists. This is the sixth consecutive year Prudential has earned a spot on the Military Times list.

“I’m delighted we have once again been recognized for our efforts to help military veterans, active service members and military spouses find meaningful employment in the private sector after their service and between deployments,” said Barbara Koster, senior vice president and chief information officer at Prudential. Koster also is the executive sponsor of the company’s Office of Veterans Initiatives. “I’m proud of the work we do at Prudential. We are lead sponsor of the VETalent work/study program that educates, trains and provides jobs to veterans and military spouses. In addition, veteran recruiting is an important element of Prudential’s overall Diversity and Inclusion program,” Koster said.

To be considered a Best for Vets Employer, Military Times invited major companies across the country to complete a survey on their recruiting and hiring policies, social recognition for veterans, and pay and benefits for reservists. Prudential was ranked #27 among 74 employers honored.

Jim Viris, vice president, Recruiting at Prudential, said, “Veteran recruitment is a key component of the company’s overall talent acquisition strategy. We build strong relationships with veteran organizations, attend recruiting events that target military veterans, post job openings and advertise on military-specific job boards, publications and websites.” Viris added that VETNET, a business resource group at Prudential for employees with military backgrounds or who are interested in veterans’ issues, provides professional development opportunities, mentoring and networking programs.

Prudential’s Office of Veterans Initiatives provides job training for sustainable careers in information technology and business operations for service members and their families; professional development services for employees with military backgrounds and those interested in issues related to veterans; thought leadership that encourages corporate peers to adopt programs to help veterans build successful post-military careers; financial and volunteer service support of nonprofit organizations that help military service members and their families who need assistance transitioning back to civilian life; and financial literacy information to help ensure the financial health and wholeness of post-military services members and their families.

“We’ve built an infrastructure that provides veterans and military spouses access to quality education, job training, and employment opportunities so that they can better leverage the skills and talent they bring to the workforce,” said Charles Sevola, vice president and head of Prudential’s Veterans Initiatives. For more information, visit

About Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) , a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2015, 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

About Military Times

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Gannett Government Media. To learn more, visit

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