Carillion lay-off toll hits 930

There was good news and bad news yesterday as the UK’s Official Receiver laid off 101 more people from collapsed construction and services giant, Carillion, taking the total job toll to 930.

However, the receiver also said 1,221 staff jobs had been safeguarded, with most working for a city council and on facilities management contracts.

Before being forced into liquidation on 15 January Carillion employed approximately 20,000 people. To date, 2,250 jobs have been saved as contracts are transferred to new contractors.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: "Regrettably, we are also announcing that 101 roles have been made redundant.

"These are a mix of back-office functions and engineering support roles that new suppliers no longer require.

"We continue to engage with staff, elected employee representatives and unions throughout.

"Those who have lost their jobs will be able to find support through Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service and are also entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments."

Image: Laid-off workers are being told to contact the government’s employment service, JobCentre (JJ Ellison/Wikimedia Commons)

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