IT is a bleak weekend in Co Antrim as 98 workers at Mivan construction join the dole queue.
They have now been made redundant after the firm went into administration last week.
News of the company’s financial problems has led to the cancellation of a number of pending contracts.
The company is continuing to trade under administration while the continues to find a new buyer.
The remaining workers will return to the plant on Monday with reports a number of people are interested in buying the firm.
Peter Allen of the administrator, Deloitte, said: “While we hope to achieve a potential sale of the business, we are reviewing trading on a daily basis and this includes the employment situation.
“Where customers can no longer continue with contracts, the jobs associated with these contracts have, unfortunately, been lost.
“We would like to thank the company’s employees for their support and professionalism during this time.”
The company specialises in fitting out cruise ships and high-end commercial and residential developments.