Accenture goes on P1.07-B expansion spree

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Accenture goes on P1.07-B expansion spree
The expansion will create 7,607 jobs and involves software development projects in 5 different locations

MANILA, Philippines ­– Global consulting, technological services, and outsourcing company Accenture is set to embark on expansion projects totaling P1.07 billion ($23 million) that would hire some 7,607 workers in 5 different locations in the Philippines.

Accenture has registered these projects with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) from January to August this year, PEZA Director General Lilia de Lima said.

De Lima said Accenture will have two projects at the Cebu IT Park and one each at Gateway, Venvi IT Hub, and Uptown Bonifacio Global City. (READ: BPOS, office spaces keep real estate on the rise)

All the expansion operations will involve software development, and once operational, Accenture expects the projects to generate an additional $182 million in exports annually.

Accenture currently has about 35,000 employees in the Philippines.

The company has registered 33 projects with PEZA since 2006 in various fields including call center operations, software development, business process outsourcing, and other IT-enabled services.

These are spread across 10 locations in the Philippines – 8 in Metro Manila and two sites in Cebu.

The multinational firm also announced plans for a new delivery center in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, in February this year. The new delivery center will join its two existing ones in Metro Manila and Cebu. –

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