Accenture is reportedly adding 15,000 workers to its U.S. payroll and opening ten more innovation centers across the country within the next four years.
The global professional services provider is also considering an investment of $1.4 billion in order to re-skill its American workforce.
“We are accelerating our investments in innovation centers in the U.S.,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s CEO for North America. The innovation centers Accenture is talking about are its digital labs and studios, which play a key role in developing disruptive technologies.
IT firms across the globe are gearing up to re-skill their employees, as emerging new technologies have changed the need of their customers, with many large businesses scrambling to retool their technological capabilities in order to increase productivity.
“In recent months, I have met with clients across all the major industries we serve, and the need for innovation to grow, compete, and transform in the digital economy has never been greater,” said Sweet in a press release.
Currently, Accenture has employed about 50,000 people in 41 cities across the country, and the company says the expansion will lead to the creation of jobs in all of its business divisions, including consulting and digital services.
Since the U.S. is home to many of its clients, the expansion will allow it to collaborate more closely with customers to develop, scale, and deliver innovative solutions.
Some analysts say the U.S. expansion may reduce its reliance on an overseas workforce. But a large majority of Accenture’s workers are outside America, with nearly a quarter of them based in India.
With President Donald Trump insisting that companies should employ Americans to serve American consumers, corporate firms are coming up with plans to demonstrate that they are investing in the U.S. job market.
“Today marks a key moment for Accenture to help our clients play an even bigger part in the nation’s growth and innovation agenda,” Sweet added.