As Accenture celebrates its 10th anniversary in Cebu this 2017, the company said it is committed to continue growing the business here, especially in the area of technology-driven, digitally-enabled services.
Lito T. Tayag, country managing director of Accenture, Inc. (Philippines), said the company intends to add a thousand to the Cebu workforce within the year.
Accenture also looks forward to opening a new facility within Cebu in 2017.
Accenture currently has 5,000 employees distributed over four facilities in Cebu from the 85 it started out with at Pioneer House in 2007. It has since added facilities in Cybergate, eBloc 2, and eBloc 3.
High-value IT services
According to Tayag, most of Accenture Philippines operations are focused on non-voice, specifically on high-value services in tech, operations, and new IT. The company caters to 120 multi-national clients in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
“The industry is changing through digital transformation, digital disruptions. A lot of our clients are seeking services in new IT or what we call the digital space. Cebu is at the forefront of providing these services,” he added.
Tayag also said that the growth to a 5,000-strong workforce is a major achievement by most standards. Cebu getting the highest engagement score from among Accenture facilities in the country is another proof that the company continues to focus on its people. The rating measures job satisfaction of employees within Accenture offices.
Accenture Cebu growth
On Accenture’s 10th year, Tayag said the company is proud of what it has achieved and commits to more growth in Cebu.
He said the company also helps enable talent through initiatives in the community, including support for the non-profit skills training organization Passerelles Numeriques and giving out scholarships for high school graduates in the Visayas. More than 30 graduates of Passerelles have been hired as Accenture employees.
Accenture also collaborates with the government, organizations, and other companies to ensure that college graduates learn skills that are in step with today’s digital transformation.