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Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson

Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of care.

The Jindal administration announced Monday that TriWest Healthcare Alliance will open the center by November.

The company's work is through the Veterans Choice Program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

State officials say the new center will employ 285 people and pay on average $35,700 a year.

TriWest, based in Phoenix, is owned by not-for-profit health plans and two university hospital systems. The company serves military service members, veterans and their families.

State officials say TriWest chose the New Orleans area over eight other major metro areas. The center will serve veterans in three regions spanning 28 states.

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