Recruiting focused on college graduates, U.S. military veterans with relevant technology skills
NASHVILLE, TN; June 6, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has opened the doors of a new technology delivery center in Nashville to offer expanded technical delivery capabilities for local and global clients, and to tap into the area’s growing pool of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent, including U.S. military veterans. Nashville is Accenture’s second Tennessee location, having already established a Knoxville office in 2013.
With an initial staff of 25 people and plans to grow to 250 or more, the delivery center will serve clients across industries with a preliminary focus on the public sector, including state and local government, as well as financial services, hospitality and healthcare.
Establishing the new delivery center in Nashville is recognition that Tennessee has become a top location for technology graduates. Accenture has established working relationships with local and state universities, and has engaged in other recruitment activities to identify prospective candidates interested in pursuing STEM-related careers. Already, more than 25 percent of recruits hired by Accenture in the Nashville location are military veterans.
“Our investment in Nashville and plans for future expansion reflects our continued commitment to better serve our clients, locally and globally,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture group chief executive – North America. “We are excited to recruit top technology talent from Nashville and beyond, as well as to add to the economic growth and development of the region and in Tennessee.”
The Nashville location is part of the Accenture Global Delivery Network of more than 50 centers around the world that provide comprehensive management consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services, including application management, application testing, and application development on leading technology platforms and custom systems. Accenture also develops innovative new solutions based on digital technologies including social, mobile, analytics and cloud from its Global Delivery Network locations.
“We are offering public and private sector IT leaders more dynamic, agile and cost-effective sourcing options to drive key organizational initiatives forward through technology,” Prasad Sankaran, senior managing director, Accenture Technology - North America. “Our new delivery center in Nashville provides our clients with access to the right mix of local and global resources, with focused skills close to their operations.”
“There is a wealth of technology talent in Nashville and we are pleased to offer job seekers the opportunity to grow their careers with Accenture,” said Beth Wright, Accenture managing director in Nashville. “As a local resident whose own career started here over two decades ago, I am excited to help Accenture grow our relationships in the community to fuel the diversity of our talent pool. Together, we can drive better business performance for clients through our world-class capabilities.”
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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