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Providence Health & Services Outsourcing 177 Jobs at Portland Campus

Most of the workers will move to a Providence contractor but five will lose their jobs.

Providence Health & Services, one of the region's largest employers, has notified the state that it is eliminating 182 jobs at its Portland campus.

"Providence Health & Services is implementing a reduction in force as a result of transitioning work to a third-party vendor," the layoff notice says.

Nearly all of the workers—177, according to the notice Providence filed with the state—will go to work for the vendor, performing the same duties. Five workers will lose their jobs.

Most of the affected employees work in accounts receivable or coding, according to Providence's filing. The changes will go into effect by Jan. 15.

Providence employs more than 20,000 people in Oregon, most of them in the Portland area.