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Carillion job losses near 1,500

Unemployment

Job losses at Carillion have now reached 1,458, after the announcement of 87 more redundancies, the Official Receiver has said. It added that 150 more employees have been taken on by new firms.

At the moment, there are still 7,500 people employed by Carillion so it can continue to fulfil some of its public sector contracts. The firm went into compulsory liquidation in January, with bosses at the firm telling a parliamentary inquiry into the failure that there were problems getting money from a Middle East contract and explaining how the discovery of a cracked beam on a hospital project sent timescales and costs spiralling.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “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.”

Amey has already bought most of Carillion Rail.

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