Newark, NJ–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 27, 2007–Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) announced today that it has been named one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine. Prudential was also named one of the top 12 companies on the LATINA Style 50 report, which highlights the top companies from the list. The 50 Best Companies were chosen from an evaluation of more than 1,000 of the most prominent corporations in the United States.
“At Prudential, the contributions of each and every one of our employees are instrumental to our success,” says Sharon Taylor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources. “That is why we are committed to creating a work environment where everyone can grow through mentoring and development opportunities. We also provide a comprehensive suite of resources that can help employees manage their lives, including child and adult care and flexible work arrangements.”
Companies responding to LATINA Style’s questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2007 annual report were based on 2006 data.
Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine, says, “We have gone to great lengths to provide a reliable resource for Latinas to evaluate companies, so they can be confident that the 2007 LATINA Style 50 truly represents some of the best opportunities corporate America has to offer.”
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $648 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2007, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company’s well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential’s businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services. For more information, please visit http://www.prudential.com.