Accenture to expand in Ilocos Norte

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 25 2015 12:36 PM | Updated as of Feb 26 2015 06:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Accenture, a global management consulting and outsourcing company, is expanding its operations in the Philippines.

Accenture announced its new delivery center based in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte is set to become operational later this year.

This would be the third Accenture delivery center in the country, in addition to centers in Metro Manila and Cebu City.

San Nicolas Mayor Melanie Grace Valdez, San Nicolas Vice Mayor Alfredo Valdez, and Accenture Delivery Center for Operations in the Philippines Lead Benedict Hernandez, recently led a time capsule laying ceremony to commemorate the official start of construction.

"We are honored that San Nicolas was chosen as the first location for Accenture in Ilocos. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with Accenture as they build their business in the province. We welcome Accenture to our community and we pledge our commitment to support your endeavors in our municipality," Valdez said.

For his part, Hernandez said Accenture's further expansion in the Philippines attests to the company's continued confidence in the country.

"The delivery center in Ilocos strengthens our company's commitment and capability in building a greater future for both our clients and our more than 35,000 people in the country," he said.

Accenture plans to hire almost 200 in Ilocos to fill positions for the center.

Hernandez said the Ilocos facility will initially provide Accenture Operations services in health administration and finance for the company's global clients across Europe and North America.