Ac­cen­ture Plans to Cre­ate 15,000 Jobs in the US

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

BEN­GALURU: Ac­cen­ture Plc said on Fri­day it would cre­ate 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT ser­vices firms brace for a more pro­tec­tion­ist U.S. tech­nol­ogy visa pro­gram un­der Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. The com­pany is domi­ciled in Dublin, Ire­land, but a ma­jor­ity of its more than 380,000 em­ploy­ees are in In­dia. Ma­jor IT ser­vice com­pa­nies, par­tic­u­larly those based in In­dia, use H-1B visas to fly engi­neers to the US to ser­vice clients, but op­po­nents ar­gue they are mis­us­ing the pro­gram to re­place US jobs. Ac­cen­ture said on Fri­day it would in­vest $1.4 bil­lion to train its em­ploy­ees and would open 10 in­no­va­tion cen­ters in some U.S. cities. The newly added jobs will raise the com­pany's U.S. work­force by 30 per­cent to more than 65,000 by the end of 2020, the com­pany said. Reuters

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