Technology outsourcing company Accenture will invest $1.4 billion in training, create 15,000 new jobs and build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key U.S. cities by 2020.
As part of this vision, Accenture will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta in 2018, more than doubling its footprint in Midtown’s Technology Square.
Accenture also plans to add 800 skilled technology jobs in Atlanta by the end of 2020, accelerating its investment in its innovation capabilities.
The software company is recruiting people with the skills needed to serve clients across its businesses – Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations. Accenture employs more than 2,800 people in Atlanta.
“We are bringing innovation to their doorsteps with a new destination in Atlanta where we can co-create solutions to their biggest challenges and deliver ground-breaking, tangible results faster than ever,” said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director – US Southeast, Accenture.
The IT services company has supported technology and digital initiatives, including with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Technology Association of Georgia and the Technology Innovation Awards.
Accenture also partners with organizations including Girls Who Code, Junior Achievement and Boys and Girls Clubs to deliver skill-development programs across the metro community.
The first of these new Hubs, which the company opened in Houston earlier this year, joined existing Hubs in New York, Chicago, San Jose and Washington, D.C.