200 new jobs at Accenture amid €25m Irish investment

30 Sep 2015122 Shares

Accenture has announced that it’s hiring 200 people at its Irish operations, as part of a €25m investment into a new centre for innovation in Dublin.

Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, is looking for people in areas such as cognitive computing, IoT, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing

The centre will include a new Accenture Technology Lab that will focus on identifying and scaling innovative solutions based on new and emerging technologies.

Yet more tech jobs in Ireland

Dublin is the newest location in Accenture’s global network of technology labs, which includes San Jose, California and Washington DC in the US; Sophia Antipolis, France; Beijing, China, and Bangalore, India.

“Ireland has become a technology hub in Europe and is a rich source of highly-skilled talent in science, technology and engineering. Given this, Dublin is the perfect location for our new Centre for Innovation,” said Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s COO and chief executive in Europe.

“This is a strategic investment for Accenture and part of our continued commitment to bringing new insights and innovative solutions to our clients around the world.”

Accenture always looking for talent

The company recently won third spot at the GLEN Workplace Equality Index Awards, with this one of two major jobs announcements this year.

Back in February it announced 250 new roles to be filled by summer’s end and now in autumn we are hearing of 200 more.

“We have a long history in Ireland and a significant presence in the country with more than 1,800 employees today,” said Alastair Blair, country managing director, Accenture Ireland.

“Over the years, we have made significant investments in Ireland, including the creation of the Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre in Dublin, which will now serve as the cornerstone for our Centre for Innovation.

“I am delighted that we are making this strategic investment and commitment to creating new jobs in Ireland.”

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Gordon Hunt
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