Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visit Maple Cross

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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."

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3:37pm Tue 22 Apr 14

phil mitchel says...

I was in Maple Cross today and thought there was a nasty stink from the sewage works, sorry sewage works it wasn't you after all.
I was in Maple Cross today and thought there was a nasty stink from the sewage works, sorry sewage works it wasn't you after all. phil mitchel
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3:57pm Tue 22 Apr 14

not a regular says...

Infrastructure spending down overall through their term. Two stone faced liars from the Eton Boys Club. Does anyone even believe, or care for that matter, what these two or any other politician spouts off these days?
Infrastructure spending down overall through their term. Two stone faced liars from the Eton Boys Club. Does anyone even believe, or care for that matter, what these two or any other politician spouts off these days? not a regular
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3:58pm Tue 22 Apr 14

not a regular says...

P.S. Not that the WO readers need telling but oh look, "two to three years". I wonder why they chose that timeframe?
P.S. Not that the WO readers need telling but oh look, "two to three years". I wonder why they chose that timeframe? not a regular
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5:40pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Popeonarope says...

Skanska are part of the Eight2O partners with Thames Water taking over the AMP6 work.
Skanska are part of the Eight2O partners with Thames Water taking over the AMP6 work. Popeonarope
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8:26pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Mad_Hat says...

Did anyone from the WO ask Tweedles Dumb & Dee why we're still having to foot the rather large bill for their mate's Bilderberg conference? We could have spent that 500k on job creation too......
Did anyone from the WO ask Tweedles Dumb & Dee why we're still having to foot the rather large bill for their mate's Bilderberg conference? We could have spent that 500k on job creation too...... Mad_Hat
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8:34pm Tue 22 Apr 14

#UKMum says...

Mad Hat

Yes the question was asked and Tweedle Dumb said he would 'look into it'. Richard Harrington has had mail about it and you know how fast he is off the mark! Ho Hum. Time to sign the petition perhaps.

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Mad Hat Yes the question was asked and Tweedle Dumb said he would 'look into it'. Richard Harrington has had mail about it and you know how fast he is off the mark! Ho Hum. Time to sign the petition perhaps. https://www.change.o rg/en-GB/petitions/d avid-cameron-arrange -for-the-home-office -to-cover-the-securi ty-costs-of-the-2013 -bilderberg-conferen ce #UKMum
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