Accenture to create 250 additional jobs by September
Management consultancy to invest €25m in centre for innovation
Accenture Ireland managing director Alastair Blair: “We are working to attract people to Ireland and to encourage those who have emigrated to return.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell
Management consulting services company Accenture is to create a further 250 new jobs in Ireland by the end of August.
These will be in addition to the 200 roles announced last September bringing to 450 the number it hopes to hire in the coming months. The new jobs will bring Accenture’s headcount here to more than 2,250 by the end of August.
The company said it is looking to hire software developers, data scientists and specialists in areas such as advanced analytics, visual analytics, big data, data integration, Salesforce and Oracle.
Accenture will invest more than €25 million in the innovation centre, and is recruiting professionals with R&D and design expertise in cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, security and digital marketing.
The centre for innovation will include a new technology lab that will focus on identifying and scaling innovative solutions based on new technologies. Dublin is the newest location in Accenture’s global network of labs which includes California and Washington DC, in the United States; Sophia Antipolis, France; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.
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Accenture ran a “Welcome Home, Stay Home” campaign in December, targeting graduates and professionals that returned to Ireland for Christmas, as well as those living and working in Ireland. The firm is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.