Prudential honors the workplace skills of veterans; announces El Paso Chihuahuas sponsorship

EL PASO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PRU #army–Prudential Financial, Inc., (NYSE:
PRU)
honored the U.S. Army’s 242nd birthday by screening
the premier
of a short film
celebrating the skills veterans and military spouses
bring to the civilian workplace at the El Paso Chihuahua’s AAA Baseball
Stadium. The company also launched its sponsorship of the minor-league
baseball team—a partnership that honors the military and local first
responders.


The film highlights how several veterans transitioned from military life
to begin working at Prudential’s technology center in El Paso, along
with featuring spouses of active military service members who find it
difficult to get or retain a job. The film, directed by award-winning
filmmaker and journalist Shawn
Efran
. was screened Wednesday night during pregame activities before
the El Paso Chihuahuas and Tacoma Rainiers took the field.

One veteran featured in the film, Shelton Kelley, a manager at
Prudential, threw the first pitch. Speaking after the game, Kelley said,
“Not many people leave the military and find a career. I’m blessed to
say I’ve found one at Prudential, and I’m delighted to have had the
opportunity to share my story and let people know about the challenges
facing veterans.”

Prudential, which has a long
history with the military
, commissioned the film to highlight the
unique skills and talents veterans and military spouses bring to the
workplace, and to encourage others to include veterans in their hiring
plans. With nearly one million unemployed military veterans in the
United States, Prudential focuses on creating meaningful careers for
veterans and their spouses, in part through education and job training
partnerships with national organizations like Workforce Opportunity
Services. Through WOS’ VETalent program, veterans gain professional
skills and exposure to corporate work environments, while earning an
academic certificate from a local university.

“Helping veterans achieve their full potential in the workforce is more
than just a good thing to do; it’s a smart talent strategy,” said Chuck
Sevola, head of the Veterans Initiatives Office at Prudential. “As you
can see from the veterans featured in the film, these are highly
talented individuals. We’re really proud that almost half of our
employees in El Paso are veterans or spouses of active duty service
members.”

Prudential’s sponsorship of El Paso’s minor league baseball team also
honors active duty military, veterans and their families. As the
exclusive financial services sponsor, Prudential will be the presenting
partner of “Military Mondays,” as the Chihuahuas host special tributes
to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Prudential will also be the
presenting partner of “Thank You Thursdays” during the 2017 season,
which honors men and women of the Armed Forces, as well as first
responders.

View the The
El Paso Story: Journey from military career to civilian career

on YouTube.

About Prudential El Paso Global Business & Technology Solutions

Prudential El Paso Global Business & Technology Solutions provides
essential business and technology services to Prudential’s businesses
worldwide. Its Information Technology Group provides software testing
and systems support and its Business & Operations Group provides
financial services, back office support and contact center services.

About Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:
PRU),
a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of
assets under management as of March 31, 2017, 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 news.prudential.com.

Contacts

Prudential Financial, Inc.
Harold Banks, 973-216-4833
[email protected]