But 12% of the pre-liquidation workforce has been axed
The jobs of almost two thirds of Carillion’s pre-liquidation workforce have been saved, according to the latest update from the Official Receiver.
Since the firm went bust four and a half months ago, 64% of Carillion’s staff, or 11,637 people, have had their jobs transferred to new suppliers. Nineteen jobs were saved in the past week.
But 2,303 jobs have been axed throughout the liquidation, meaning 12% of the collapsed contractor’s workforce has been made redundant.
A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “Discussions continue with potential purchasers for Carillion’s remaining contracts and with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed.”
More than 3,000 employees are currently being retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers.
They remain in limbo until decisions are made to either transfer or cease these contracts.
Carillion employed more than 40,000 staff globally around half of whom worked in the UK. Its head office in Wolverhampton had around 400 staff.