12 March 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
The official receiver has announced that a further 305 employees who work on facilities management, defence and construction contracts have found "secure ongoing employment with new suppliers".
But it added that "regrettably, we have been unable to find ongoing employment for a further 78 employees who will leave the business later this week. Jobcentre Plus' Rapid Response Service will provide them with every support to find new work".
Discussions with potential purchasers for Carillion's remaining contracts are continuing.
In total, to date 8,521 jobs have been saved and there have been 1,536 redundancies as part of the liquidation. Close to half (46 per cent) of the pre-liquidation workforce have now found secure continuing employment.
This information does not include contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally happened.
About 7,300 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts.