Healthfirst and GalaxE.Solutions work together to bring tech jobs, training to underserved communities in the Bronx
Dec 01, 2021
“Outsource to New York City”® poised to create hundreds of career positions, spur workforce and community development
BRONX, NY, DECEMBER 1, 2021 – Healthfirst, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurersi, and GalaxE.Solutions, a transformational technology services company, are collaborating to create new local tech job opportunities through GalaxE’s “Outsource to New York City™” program. The effort will focus locally on the creation of full-time salaried technology jobs and engage in broad outreach to recruit and train a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse and inclusive workforce. The O2NYC program is positioned to bring hundreds of technology jobs to the city.
Outsource to New York City™ will present new tech opportunities across all Healthfirst technology departments, combining experienced technology professionals and trainees with a significant number of positions earmarked for underrepresented populations, including Black, Latinx and Women. Eleven trainees, with no prior technology experience, have already been brought on board from these communities, in alignment with the Outsource to America® D&I model.
“Our work with GalaxE aligns with our ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers, from providing access to quality healthcare and now offering career and training opportunities,” said GT Sweeney, Chief Information Officer, Healthfirst. “This is truly a win-win for Healthfirst and residents of the Bronx -- who better to build digital solutions for the communities we serve than people who live in those communities. We look forward to building the workforce of the future with local bright and diverse talent.”
“I appreciate that Healthfirst and GalaxE.Solutions are investing in the Bronx by providing training and employment in IT careers,” said Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD), chair of the Assembly Labor Committee. “Healthfirst has invested in the well-being of our residents for nearly 30 years and understands how socioeconomic barriers can impact health. Offering job opportunities like this will have a positive, long-lasting impact in our community.”
New York is the sixth city in GalaxE’s rapidly expanding nationwide Outsource to America® program, which has already hired hundreds of team members in Detroit, Harford, Milwaukee, Nashville and St. Louis, with major corporate collaborators Cigna, Northwestern Mutual, Fiserv and others. As the 02A program continues to gain momentum, additional cities will be announced soon.
“Our program continues to bring transformational technology to cities across the country while repatriating jobs from overseas back to America,” said Tim Bryan, CEO, GalaxE.Solutions. “We are proving that we can deliver world-class tech solutions with a diverse, local workforce that also benefits communities and those that reside there.”
The Outsource to America® program is designed to introduce diverse candidates to careers in technology. Our focus is on local communities, opportunities, and partnerships to create a well-rounded and representative workforce. We're looking for team members who have the aptitude, attitude, and drive to succeed. For the opportunity to kick-start your technology career today and learn more about the program, visit our website.
GalaxE.Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of professional technology services specializing in enterprise transformation. With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare, retail, and financial industries the company is a full-service consulting firm focused on improving client competitiveness, efficiency, and optimized business results. In addition to its corporate headquarters and primary delivery center in Somerset, New Jersey, GalaxE.Solutions has North American offices and delivery centers in Detroit, Hartford, New York, Milwaukee, Nashville, St. Louis, and Toronto, Canada. Other locations include Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Noida, India as well as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Belgium, Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, and Singapore. For more information about GalaxE.Solutions and its portfolio of services including GxFource®, visit Galaxe.com.
Healthfirst is the largest not-for-profit health insurer in New York State earning the trust of 1.7 million members by ensuring access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. Sponsored by downstate New York’s leading hospital systems, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by partnering closely with its broad network of providers on shared goals. Healthfirst is also a pioneer of the value-based care model, now recognized as a national best practice. For nearly 30 years, Healthfirst has worked with its network of hospital systems, community providers, and partners to improve health outcomes through better access to care—especially in underserved communities adversely impacted by disease, health disparities and socioeconomic barriers to optimal health. Healthfirst has built its reputation in the community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on. It offers market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, Long-Term Care plans, Qualified Health plans, Essential Plans and individual and small group plans. Healthfirst serves members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, and Orange counties. For more information on Healthfirst, please visit healthfirst.org.
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i Based on reported revenue for calendar year 2020.