Support group for businesses and employees affected by Carillion crash
A special task force has been set up to co-ordinate support for businesses and their employees who have been affected by the liquidation of construction giant Carillion.
The West Midlands task force is headed by Wolverhampton City Council and a dedicated helpline has been set up on 01902 912322. They can also be emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org
Telford and Wrekin council has a dedicated business support team which provides support to local businesses and their employees which is based at the Marches Growth Hub and can be contacted on 01902 321769.
A package of support is available to any individuals affected including help with CVs and job search, funding for training and additional support to minimize job losses.
A recruitment and redundancy group operates within Telford and Wrekin, with partners working to support businesses as they recruit, retain or go through redundancy processes.
The Marches Skills Provider network delivers a range of training and qualifications across all sectors – either in the workplace or at the Training Providers premises.
Wednesday the 7th February sees Telford and Wrekin Council working with Telford College, Jobcentreplus and CITB to hold a ‘Careers in Construction’ event where there will be real jobs and apprenticeships on offer. Registration is through Eventbrite or contact 01902 321769 for more details.
Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Telford & Wrekin Council;s cabinet member for Skills, said: “We want to retain and improve the skills within the borough and work closely with employers and partner organisations to ensure that the skills of our workforce meet the needs of our local businesses.”
Councillor Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Economic Development, said: “We are very aware that this a difficult time for everyone affected by the liquidation of the second largest construction company in the country.
“We are very mindful that there is a knock on effect for a range of businesses who had contracts or ventures with Carillion and the support is available to employees of all companies of all sizes
“It is very positive that this support network has been set up to cover the region and it is a great example of our partnership working with neighbouring authorities.”
Telford & Wrekin Council had no live contracts with Carillion at the time the liquidation was announced.