Belfast Telegraph

101 more jobs go as effects of Carillion collapse felt

By Alan Jones

Another 101 UK workers have been made redundant as a result of the collapse of construction giant Carillion, taking the total of jobs lost so far to 930.

The Official Receiver said it had saved 2,250 posts following the company's liquidation last month as work continues to review the failed firm's contract situation.

The new job losses are among those directly employed by Carillion on public and private contracts across the country.

Around 500 people in Northern Ireland work for Carillion, with 230 employed on Housing Executive contracts held by the company.

It's understood French firm Engie is in the running to take on the NIHE work.

The contracts are worth around £35m a year.

The Official Receiver said: "We have continued to review Carillion's contracts, as well as core divisions of the business, and I can confirm that we have safeguarded a further 1,221 jobs.

"These roles are connected to the delivery of both public and private contracts."

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