Accenture adding 300 jobs in Seattle innovation hub by the end of 2020
Accenture opened a new innovation hub in the heart of Seattle's business, financial and tech district. It is an immersive environment in which clients co-innovate with their Accenture teams to design solutions for the digital economy. As part of its investment in Seattle, Accenture is adding 300 highly skilled technology jobs by the end of 2020 and expanding its U.S. apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program provides under-represented groups greater access to innovation-economy jobs. Accenture's national program will grow to more than 150 apprentices by the end of this year, building upon the success of the company's apprenticeship programs in other cities, including Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and San Antonio. The new innovation hub is designed as an environment where clients can work side-by-side with their Accenture teams to ideate, rapidly prototype and then scale innovative products and services. It includes a Fjord design studio to facilitate a design-thinking approach to problem solving and a Liquid Studio that quickly turns concepts into prototypes through rapid software application development.