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Accenture to add 15,000 jobs in US as IT majors brace for tough visa regime

Accenture said new jobs would increase company's US workforce by 30% to over 65,000 by the 2020-end


Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 "highly skilled" new jobs in the United States, as information technology (IT) services firms brace for a more protectionist US technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company, which is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, said the new jobs would increase the company's US workforce by 30 per cent to more than 65,000 by the end of 2020. Accenture has more than 394,000 employees, of which about 140,000 are in India. IT services companies have come under the spotlight after Trump said that his ...

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 23:07 IST