More than 10,000 Carillion jobs now saved with 1,852 lost so far
The government said on Monday that more than 10,000 jobs have been saved in the wake of the Carillion collapse.
According to the UK’s Insolvency Service, 10,125 of Carillion’s pre-liquidation workforce have now found secure ongoing employment, following the transfer of 179 staff to new employers.
“Regrettably 23 employees whose positions are no longer required as Carillion’s business transfers to new suppliers will leave the business later this week,” said a spokesperson for the Official Receiver.
“I am continuing to talk with potential purchasers for Carillion’s remaining contracts and will keep staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed.”
The total number of roles saved so far represents around half the 20,000-strong workforce employed by Carillion at the time of its collapse in January.
Since then, 1,825 jobs have been made redundant.
The Insolvency Service said more than 5,000 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”.
Carillion went into liquidation earlier this year after issuing a series of profit warnings and facing a ballooning debt pile.