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Half of Carillion jobs saved but redundancies continue to rise

Unemployment

More than half of Carillon’s former workforce have been found jobs following the company’s collapse, the Official Receiver announced today, but redundancy numbers have continued to climb.

Almost 10,000 workers have been found secure ongoing employment through the liquidation process as the Insolvency Service revealed that a further 853 jobs have been saved. The construction giant employed about 19,000 members of staff in the UK before it entered compulsory liquidation on 15 January this year. 

A further 97 employees have been given notice of redundancy which has brought the total number of jobs lost to 1,802. Around 5,400 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to continue to provide services in both the public and private sectors while the decision is made to either transfer or stop the contracts. 

“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”, the Official Receiver said. 

Carillion’s stake in the Midland Mainline and Shotts Line electrification schemes was taken over by its former joint venture partner Powerlines Group, it was announced last week. The move was expected to secure a total of 300 jobs. 

Story Rail took on enhancement works at a Dundee railway station, Network Rail revealed last month, and a significant number of other Network Rail projects, including Crossrail’s Old Oak to Paddington section, the electrification of the rail network around Manchester, and increasing capacity on the Midland Mainline, were taken over by Amey in February. 

 

 

 

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