Over half of ex-Carillion workers now in secure jobs

 

More than half of the people employed by Carillion before it went into receivership have now been found secure jobs.

In the latest update on its work, the Official Receiver disclosed that a further 873 jobs have been saved but nearly 100 have been given notice of redundancy.

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Pre-liquidation Carillion workers working on a rail scheme

To date 9,946 jobs have been saved and 1,802 jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation process.

In addition, more than 5,400 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 these contracts.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: ‘More than half (54%) the pre-liquidation workforce – close to 10,000 employees – have now been found secure ongoing employment so far through the liquidation.

‘A further 873 jobs have been saved with employees transferring to new suppliers who have picked up contracts that Carillion had been delivering.

‘Regrettably we have been unable to find ongoing employment for a further 97 employees who have been given notice of redundancy.

‘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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