Construction firm Al Futtaim Carillion is moving staff to projects within and outside the region in an effort to avoid redundancies.

'We have consulted a small number of staff to discuss the possibility of redeployment to other roles,' said a spokesman for the firm, which is a joint venture between Al Futtaim Group and the UK’s Carillion.

The company, which has a workforce of about 16,000, is the latest to be hit by the slowdown in the construction sector.

The National