Around 45% of the pre-liquidation workforce have secured ongoing employment

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Almost half of Carillion’s workforce has been transferred to other companies since the contractor went bust.

But around 7,500 workers remain in limbo and almost 1,500 have already been axed, according to the Official Receiver. 

The Official Receiver confirmed 8,216 jobs have been saved while 1,458 have lost their jobs throughout the liquidation process so far.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “Regrettably we have been unable to find ongoing employment for a further 87 employees who will leave the business later this week.

“A further 150 employees will transfer to new suppliers who have picked up contracts that Carillion had been delivering. Close to half (45%) of the pre-liquidation workforce have now been found secure ongoing employment.

“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 spokesperson also confirmed around 7,500 employees were still in limbo, as they are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers.

Their future remains unclear until decisions are taken to either transfer or cease the contracts they are working on.

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.