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280 new jobs as Accenture and Morgan McKinley expand

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280 new jobs as Accenture and Morgan McKinley expand

280 new jobs as Accenture and Morgan McKinley expand
October 01
08:48 2015

Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm in terms of revenue, is to create 200 jobs new jobs over the next 12 months at a new Dublin innovation centre.

The centre will be used to research and develop technology for the company’s clients. The investment is backed by IDA Ireland. Around €25m will be invested in the project between new hires and the new office. The firm is looking to take on staff with with R&D and design expertise in areas such as in cognitive computing, advanced analytics and digital marketing.

The country managing director of Accenture Ireland, Alastair Blair, said that the firm chose to develop the hub in Dublin “because of the people and the place itself”.

“It has great tech graduates [and] the reality is that Dublin has become a startup hub, it is a place for companies to develop,” he said. “We have the best tech firms in the world on our doorstep [and] we are in the heart of that.”

He said that although it has not yet located a property for the centre, recruitment is to begin immediately.

“We are looking for a facility in Dublin at the moment, we would like to be up and running by the middle of next year,” he said.

Accenture, which is founded in the US but switched its headquarters to Dublin in 2000, already employs 1,800 people in Ireland and has 358,000 staff in 120 countries.

Seperately, Irish professional recruitment firm Morgan McKinley yesterday announced a global recruitment drive across its ten locations worldwide.

The expansion will see the company hire 300 people over the next three years, growing its global workforce from 800 to 1100 people.

Of these roles, 80 will be based in Morgan McKinley’s offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford.

The jobs will range from junior to senior consultant positions and the company is to begin recruiting immediately.

Morgan McKinley also has officers in the UK, Dubai, China, Singapore, Australia and Japan. The company said that it has seen strong growth so far this year, and added that the outlook going into 2016 “remains positive”.

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