The latest update from the Official Receiver regarding the status of Carillion employees has confirmed that 11,450 jobs have been saved as a result of ongoing discussions.
Working alongside the fallen construction giant and the government, the Insolvency Service is undertaking a number of discussions to secure the contracts that previously belonged to Carillion.
These discussions and agreements to move forward – or not – with Carillion’s previous contracts, determines whether or not employment will continue.
As part of the latest round of negotiations, another 337 jobs have been saved; previously, the Official Receiver announced that the number of staff members who have seen their employment secured had topped 11,000.
Now, that number stands at 11,450.
The latest statement confirmed: “11,450 employees have been found secure ongoing employment as a further 357 jobs have now been saved with employees transferring to new suppliers who have picked up contracts Carillion had been delivering.”
The number of positions saved does not include those that are attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has now been entered into, but has not yet formally occurred.
It means that the number of jobs saved could increase further from its current levels.
In addition, Carillion are continuing to employ approximately 3,300 staff members who will help the construction and infrastructure company deliver any remaining services to its public and private sector clients until a time when decisions are taken to either transfer these contracts or for them to cease outright.
Since it entered liquidation in January, Carillion’s contracts have been the subject of much consideration; in that time, Balfour Beatty and Kier have both reaffirmed commitment to ongoing joint venture projects, and more recently, Egis Group has acquired a contract to maintain the M40, which will undoubtedly save jobs.
Unfortunately, the update included news that a further 36 employees will be made redundant, as their positions are no longer required after contracts move to new suppliers.
It brings the number of jobs lost to 2,257.