Jobs at Carillion Saved as Discussions Continue to Safeguard 8,000 Workers

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    Today, the government said that the job of over 8,000 former employees of Carillion have now been secured.

    The Insolvency Service disclosed that 456 of its former workers had already been re-assigned to “secure jobs.”

    However, 230 employees were let go yesterday. A total of 1,371 people have already been sacked since the collapse of Carillion into liquidation in mid-January.

    Around 8,066 jobs have been saved with liquidators retaining approximately 8,000 employees to allow Carillion to deliver services to both customers in the public and private sectors.

    “Work is continuing to find new suppliers to take on Carillion’s public and private sector contracts,” stated the Official Receiver. “I am continuing to facilitate the transfer of employees on existing or similar terms wherever possible.”

    It was confirmed that talks with possible purchasers for the contracts of Carillion are continuing.

    The Official Receiver stated: “I expect that the number of jobs safeguarded through the liquidation will continue to rise.

    “Unfortunately as the liquidation proceeds some roles supporting contracts that have transferred are no longer required.”