NEWARK, N.J., September 27, 2012 - For the 23rd year, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has been named to the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, in recognition of the firm’s family-friendly policy and culture.
“We’re delighted that Working Mother continues to acknowledge Prudential’s commitment to support our employees with comprehensive programs that help them care for their families and achieve their personal and professional goals,” says Maureen Corcoran, vice president, Health, Life and Inclusion at Prudential.
Working Mother recognized Prudential and other companies for their wide array of progressive workplace offerings, including child care, flexibility, advancement opportunities and paid family leave. Of Prudential’s nearly 19,000 U.S. based employees, 52% are women and the great majority use some aspect of the company’s flexibility program.
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, "We are proud to honor Prudential Financial as a 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Company. 'Sandwich generation' moms benefit from many of the programs at the firm, including its dependent backup care, sending caregivers to homes in need for a nominal fee, and a referral service to help parents find tutor or support groups for children with special needs."
Companies on the 2012 list are recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on workingmother.com and will be recognized at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Gala Awards Dinner on October 10th at the Marriott Marquis in NYC.
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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $961 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2012, 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/