THE number of people put out of work following the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion reached almost 1,000 today after further job losses were announced.
The official receiver said today that 59 employees working on construction projects that have been paused will leave the business later this week.
Now 989 jobs have been lost since Carillion went into liquidation last month, with 6,668 jobs saved out of the previous directly employed workforce of 18,000.
About 4,400 of those saved jobs are as a result of arrangements to transfer prison facilities management and defence bases’ catering and cleaning contracts to new providers.
A spokesman for the receiver said: “Ongoing employment has been confirmed for more than a third of Carillion’s workforce so far as part of the liquidation.
“There is a lot of interest from potential purchasers in the contracts the company delivered which will see the number of jobs safeguarded continue to increase.”
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