The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer visited a company based in Maple Cross this morning as it announced its plans to create around 1,500 jobs across the country in the next few years.

Construction company Skanska, in Denham Way, is set to create the hundreds of jobs during the next two to three years.

Watford Observer:

These new workers will be required to complete major rail, water, building and road contracts won by the company.

David Cameron and George Osborne visited the construction company's offices today.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "As a crucial part of our long-term economic plan, this Government is backing business with better infrastructure so that more jobs and opportunities are created for hardworking people, meaning more financial security and peace of mind for families."

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne added: "Because of the tough decisions we have taken in day to day spending, we can prioritise public investment where it is most needed and create the right conditions for private investment in infrastructure where it brings value for the taxpayer.

Watford Observer:

"So this year over 200 new projects worth an estimated £36 billion are due to start, creating thousands of jobs, securing future growth and delivering the world class infrastructure Britain deserves."

Mike Putnam, president and CEO of Skanska, said: "With more focus on infrastructure investment, we have seen our visible pipeline of new work growing strongly during the last nine months, giving us increased confidence about the future.

"Having the right people with the right skills in the right numbers is therefore a priority for us. We are accelerating our recruitment activity significantly across all our operations, to fill roles a all levels of the company and in many parts of the UK."