On Wednesday, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and TriWest Healthcare Alliance, in conjunction with Louisiana Economic Development and Greater New Orleans, Inc., announced an opportunity for job seekers in Jefferson Parish. TriWest, which provides the nation’s veterans with access to quality health care, will host a job fair to fill a variety of positions for its new Jefferson Parish-based operations center.
TriWest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a wide variety of career opportunities in clinical and non-clinical roles such as patient service representatives, managers, supervisors, team leads, behavioral health care coordinators, nurses, medical operations and customer service. TriWest will recruit as many veterans as possible to its workforce.
Qualified applicants interested in serving the health care needs of our nation’s veterans are encouraged to join TriWest at its Jefferson Parish job fair on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Lakeway Tower 1, 3900 N. Causeway Blvd. in Metairie, LA.
TriWest serves as a traditional contact center for veterans in 28 states across the country. The company recently announced plans to locate an operations center in Jefferson Parish. The company projects the creation of 285 direct jobs with an average salary of $35,700 within the first year of operations.
JEDCO played a vital role in attracting TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Jefferson Parish. The economic development organization assisted with site selection and provided parish-wide information necessary to aid in TriWest’s location decision. JEDCO worked closely with its partners at Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Louisiana Economic Development to provide access to tax incentives and FastStart, the nation’s number one state workforce development program.
“TriWest’s entrance into Jefferson Parish provides an excellent opportunity for job growth in the community,” says Jerry Bologna, JEDCO’s executive director. “JEDCO stands ready to support TriWest as the company begins recruiting new hires to fill its many positions in Jefferson Parish. We look forward to a long partnership with a company that supports our nation’s heroes.”
“We are proud to welcome TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Jefferson Parish,” says Parish President John Young. “Jefferson Parish has a strong workforce pool to support TriWest’s growth in our community. As TriWest begins recruiting efforts, I am confident that the company will find a variety of talent to meet its needs. We are grateful for TriWest’s investment into the community and appreciate the support it will give to our local veterans.”
“We are delighted to be here in New Orleans as we continue on our mission to serve the community health care needs of our nation’s veterans here and throughout 28 states,” said President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr, “In order to continue to provide the high quality customer service our nation’s veterans deserve, we are scaling up our workforce. We encourage qualified candidates to join us at TriWest’s career fair to learn about the numerous opportunities we have available to serve veterans.”
“We are pleased to welcome TriWest Healthcare Alliance to the Greater New Orleans region,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “This company creates a win-win scenario of creating a viable employment option for local residents while serving the Veterans of our Armed Forces. Our business community looks forward to working hand in hand with TriWest for years to come.”
TriWest expects to begin operations out of its new facility, located at 880 W. Commerce in Elmwood, in December 2015. The company’s operations center will administer the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) and provide support for veterans by processing health care authorizations approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs and will provide inbound and outbound telephone correspondence with veterans and health care providers, while also scheduling appointments by phone. For more information about job opportunities, visit www.triwest.com/jobs.
About TriWest Healthcare Alliance: TriWest Healthcare Alliance serves our nation’s heroes as the partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in administering the Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program and Veterans Choice Program (VCP). TriWest has been On a Mission to Serve® America’s military families and Veterans since 1996 delivering award-winning customer service and providing access to high-quality health care. The company’s official website is www.triwest.com.