Accenture Ireland is expanding in Cork and the surrounding area creating 500 new jobs

Professional consultancy firm Accenture is to create 500 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.The bulk of the positions will be based in a new regional hub in Cork and the wider Munster area.Some will also be located in Dublin at the company’s innovation centre, The Dock, and at Accenture Labs.

They will be created over three years with a focus on cloud technology, security and artificial intelligence.The jobs will add to Accenture’s 5,000-strong workforce in Ireland.A new regional technology hub will be established in Munster as part of the plans to support the growth of Cork-based manufacturing services provider Enterprise Systems Partners, which Accenture acquired in 2019.

Dublin will also benefit from the announcement through new roles at the company’s R&D and Innovation Centre in Grand Canal Dock. These roles will specialise in quantum computing.The company said the regional hub will also allow greater support for opportunities in the food and agricultural sectors.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “This investment to create 500 jobs over the next three years will increase the skills and manufacturing capacity in Ireland’s life sciences industry – and provide an important boost to the economy.”

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