Prudential Financial Inc. is expanding its veteran training and employment program run by Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), an organization that helps provide veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war-eras with career and educational opportunities. The VETalent program is available in partnership with Rutgers University, Penn State University-Abington, and the University of North Florida.

Prudential says it partnered with WOS and Rutgers University-Newark in 2009 to develop a unique program called VETalent. The program would train Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans for jobs in information technology. The first class of veterans began training in early-2010 and graduated in July 2011. A second information technology class now is underway. Veterans who successfully complete the WOS academic component can be hired as consultants by sponsor companies, and, ultimately, considered for full-time employment.

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