Almost 12,000 Carillion jobs have now been saved, according to the latest update from the Official Receiver.
Since January, when the construction and infrastructure company’s liquidation was confirmed, the Insolvency Service has been working alongside the fallen company and the government to find solutions and takers for Carillion’s contracts, so that ongoing employment can be confirmed.
The results have been mixed, and unfortunately, 13% of Carillion jobs pre-liquidation have already been lost. This equates to 2,352 roles – 12 of which have been confirmed in the latest update from the Official Receiver.
However, the good news is that two thirds of pre-liquidation Carillion jobs have now been secured, with other companies taking over the company’s contracts.
It means that 11,954 roles have now been secured, and the Official Receiver’s latest statement revealed the number of jobs saved.
“Secure ongoing employment has been confirmed for a further 215 staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,954.
“Regrettably 12 job losses are being announced and those leaving the business will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.
“Discussions continue with potential purchasers for Carillion’s remaining contracts and with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed.”
The number of Carillion jobs saved and lost doesn’t include those roles that are attached to contracts where there is an intention to purchase that has been registered, but not formally occurred.
In addition, the Official Receiver has confirmed that approximately 2,700 employees are still working to deliver Carillion’s remaining services for its public and private sector companies until any decisions are made to either transfer or cease these contracts.
The whole process has led to much uncertainty and political stability; huge infrastructure projects such as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route were meant to be delivered by Carillion, along with others in a joint venture. This is just one of the contracts transferred, and others will follow.