Ascension to lay off 223 IT workers in Michigan

Ascension Technologies, the St. Louis-based hospital giant’s information-technology services arm, will lay off more than 200 employees in Michigan.

Ascension last week notified Michigan officials that it plans to eliminate an estimated 223 network operations and service desk jobs in Troy, Mich., between Oct. 24 and Nov. 25.

The health system is outsourcing their responsibilities to an outside vendor, according to Ascension’s notification, which Michigan officials posted online this week.

“Ascension Technologies, after extended discernment and as part of its technology transformation, has made the decision to engage a third-party to perform the work currently performed by employees of the Network Operations Center and Service Desk,” reads the letter, signed by a senior director of human resources at Ascension.

Employees will be able to apply for other positions in Ascension Technologies and with the unnamed vendor, according to the letter. Ascension Technologies will provide severance and outplacement services to those

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