Carillion update: job losses top 1,450

6 March 2018 | By James Kenny

Job losses from Carillion have now topped 1,450, according to an update from the Official Receiver.

It was announced this week that a further 87 Carillion staff have been laid off, taking the total number of redundancies following its collapse to 1,458.

Approximately 7,500 employees have been 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 these contracts. To date a total of 8,216 jobs have been saved.

A spokesperson for the 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.

“Regrettably we have been unable to find ongoing employment for a further 87 employees who will leave the business later this week. Jobcentre Plus’ RapidResponse Service will provide them with every support to find new work and they are also entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.

“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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