Accenture to hire 5,000 in the Philippines

Global technology, consultancy and outsourcing company, Accenture has stated that it aims to hire 5,000 more people in the next 9 months in the Philippines. During a press conference, Bill Green, Accenture chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said that the company will increase its workforce to 25,000 by end-August next year, the end of its current fiscal year 2011.
Accenture Philippines also inaugurated three additional sites: one each at McKinley Hill in Taguig City, Eastwood in Quezon City and Robinsons Cybergate in Cebu City, and aim to start operating two of the sites from next month. Accenture now has 13 centers all over the country. "This country is source not only of incredible talent but also of ideas and innovation. We are incredibly optimistic in partnering with this country to achieve great things," Green said.

Proservartner Point of View: Behind India and the US, the Philippines is Accenture’s 3rd largest geography in terms of people employed. Accenture have had a strong year in BPO, and combine their continued expansion in India with a focus on growing their capability in the Philippines. This is a strategy that all the BPO providers are progressing, with Infosys and Genpact recently commenting on the strategic focus on the Philippines.
Matching the market trend, we expect the Accenture headcount in the Philippines to outstrip that of the US within the next two years.

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