Management consulting firm Accenture is to create 200 new jobs in Ireland.
The jobs will come on stream over the next 12 months and are located at a new centre for innovation in Dublin. The facility will be used to research and pilot technologies for its clients.
Accenture is investing €25m in the project. The company is seeking professionals to fill the roles, with R&D and design expertise in the areas of:
- Cognitive computing
- Internet of things
- Advanced analytics
- Security and
- Digital marketing
Accenture already has a network of technology labs around the world, including in San Jose, Washington DC, in Sophia Antipolis in France, Beijing and Bangalore. The company says a rich source of skilled science, technology and engineering talent is behind its decision to locate the new centre here. Accenture already employs 1,800 people in Ireland and 358,000 in 120 countries around the world.
“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.”
“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 chief operating officer and chief executive—Europe. “This is a strategic investment for Accenture and part of our continued commitment to bring new insights and innovative solutions to our clients around the world.”
Interested candidates can contact Accenture here
The announcement has been welcomed by the Taoiseach and by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, whose department is supporting the investment through IDA Ireland.
Source: IDA Ireland Press Release
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