The official receiver working on the liquidation of Carillion has announced the first wave of redundancies at the failed contractor.
The liquidator announced a total of 377 staff had been let go, 253 of whom worked on public sector contracts and 124 from private sector jobs.
Construction News understands the employees made redundant were predominantly in back-office functions focused on securing work and managing staff contracts.
It’s also been announced that 919 roles had been safeguarded, with staff transferring to new providers that have picked up Carillion contracts.
CN understands these staff come from a mixture of business sectors, including services and infrastructure.
The receiver said it expected “many employees” working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the “coming weeks”.
A spokesperson for the official receiver said: “As part of the ongoing liquidation of the Carillion group I am pleased we have been able to safeguard the jobs of 919 employees today.
“Most staff are transferring on existing or similar terms and I will continue to facilitate this wherever possible as we work to find new providers for Carillion’s other contracts.
“Despite best efforts it has not been possible to secure the jobs of 377 staff, who will be made redundant.
“Those affected will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.
“I am expecting many employees working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the coming weeks and we are continuing to keep the workforce updated as these arrangements are finalised.”
Earlier this week, CN revealed subcontractors on the Royal Liverpool Hospital project revealed they had been left “in the dark” after special manager PwC failed to provide details of how the project can restart.
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