Deloitte to hire 1,000 in Philippines in next 5 years

Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 06 2019 03:16 PM

Inside Deloitte's new office in Taguig.ABS-CBN News

Inside Deloitte's new office in Taguig.ABS-CBN News

Inside Deloitte's new office in Taguig.ABS-CBN News

Conference rooms are named after Philippine tribes.ABS-CBN News

Deloitte 2-floor hub in Taguig was fitted to accommodate new recruits.ABS-CBN News

Philippines-inspire artwork inside Deloitte's global service deliver center in Taguig.ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Deloitte said Thursday it would hire 1,000 people over the next 5 years in its global delivery center in Taguig City, the first facility of its kind in Southeast Asia.

The global firm, which provides tax advice and consulting solutions will employ engineers, IT experts, designers and communication graduates, said its managing director, Uday Sreeram.

"Based on our research we found that there is an amazing talent pool here, good English-speaking and very passionate young workforce who want to go forward in their career," he told reporters.

Deloitte global delivery network leader Jeff Jordan and managing director Uday Sreeram. ABS-CBN News

Deloitte opened its Taguig office in February, with 150 employees, occupying 2 floors. It will rent 2 more floors in the coming year to accommodate the expansion, he said. 

The company committed a "significant amount of investment" in the Philippines, said Deloitte global delivery network leader Jeff Jordan.

The Manila office is poised to become one of Deloitte's top 5 global service delivery centers. The biggest one is in India, Jordan said. 

"What we are committed to is growing this location, getting it to scale. We may have other locations here to meet the demand," he said.

Sreeram said Deloitte partnered with University of Santo Tomas and iAcademy, and was open to tap other academic institutions for new graduates. 

Deloitte has over 260,000 employees in 150 countries.