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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Convergys Corp. is going to lay off almost one-fifth of its Jacksonville staff.

According to our news partners at The Florida Times-Union, the company informed 250 workers on Tuesday they will be laid off.

Convergys is a customer-management company that works for other companies.

A spokeswoman for the company told the Times-Union that the employees will have the opportunity to apply for positions with the company's other programs.