As part of a new innovation hub in Boston’s Back Bay, Accenture plans to add 400 highly skilled technology jobs by the end of 2020. The company – recently named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe – is recruiting people with the critical skills needed to serve clients, including in high-growth areas such as digital, cloud and security services. Click here to search jobs.
Accenture is also expanding its U.S. apprenticeship program to Boston to provide under-represented groups greater access to digital economy jobs. Accenture’s national program will grow to more than 100 apprentices by the end of 2018, building upon the company’s success in Chicago and San Antonio.
Designed to help clients grow, compete and transform in the digital economy, the Boston hub is the second of 10 new innovation hubs that Accenture announced last year. Its nationwide investment also includes a $1.4 billion investment in training and the hiring of 15,000 new employees by the end of 2020. The company’s other U.S. innovation hubs are in New York, Chicago, Houston, San Jose and Washington, D.C.
“Our clients look to us to help them transform so that they can compete and succeed in the digital economy,” said Kathleen O’Reilly, senior managing director, Accenture, who leads the company’s business in its US Northeast region. “We are bringing innovation to the doorsteps of our Boston clients with a new destination where we can collaborate even more closely to deliver tangible, ground-breaking results faster than ever.”
Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer – North America, said, “From our experience across the more than 40 industries we serve, it’s clear that companies that continuously innovate will succeed in the fast-changing digital economy. Our innovation hubs around the country are designed to help our clients innovate, implement and scale new solutions, and repeat the cycle across their businesses and capabilities, at speed.”
In the company’s innovation hubs, clients work side-by-side with their Accenture teams in collaborative innovation journeys, exploring the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and augmented reality. Workshops leveraging data-driven market insights and design thinking put clients in their customers’ shoes, helping them ideate human-centered products, services and business models.