Carillion collapse: 377 staff lose jobs

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Almost 380 Carillion staff are to be made redundant, although 919 jobs have been saved, the body handling the construction giant’s liquidation has confirmed

The Official Receiver said most of the workers whose jobs have been safeguarded work on infrastructure, central and local government, and construction contracts. They will transfer to new employers who have taken over this work, on existing or similar terms, over the next few weeks.

However, it has not been possible to secure jobs for 377 staff. Those affected will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.

“The Jobcentre Plus’s Rapid Response Service stands ready to support any of these employees by providing advice and information so people can move into a new job as quickly as possible,” the spokesman for the Official Receiver said.

“I recognise this will be a worrying time for all those affected, their families and local communities. I would like to thank all staff for their professionalism throughout the liquidation.”

Carillion employed around 43,000 staff, including 20,000 in the UK.

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