Carillion redundancies edge towards 1,500

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago

A further 87 Carillion staff have been laid off taking the total number of redundancies following its collapse to almost 1,460.

Around 7,500 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease contracts.

So far 8,216 jobs have been saved in transfers of contracts to new firms.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “A further 150 employees will transfer to new suppliers who have picked up contracts that Carillion had been delivering.

“Close to half (45%) of the pre-liquidation workforce have now been found secure ongoing employment.

“Regretably we have been unable to find ongoing employment for a further 87 employees who will leave the business later this week.

“Discussions with potential purchasers continue. I am continuing to engage with staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed.”

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