Accenture Plans To Cut 890 Employees In Ireland

The new round of cuts, coming after an earlier round of 800 layoffs for the global solution provider’s Irish operations, is part of a larger plan to eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year-plus.


Global solution provider Accenture is laying off 890 of its Ireland-based employees.

The layoffs, which represent the second mass layoff of employees of Accenture’s Irish operations, are impacting 890 of the company’s 6,500 employees in the country.

The layoffs are part of a plan by the Dublin-based global services provider to lay off 19,000 employees over the next 18 months after a year in which it made 25 acquisitions and increased its headcount by 39,000.

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Accenture is ranked No. 1 on CRN’s 2023 Solution Provider 500.

Accenture executives were unavailable to discuss the layoffs.

However, an Accenture spokesperson responded via email to a CRN request for further information with a statement saying the company continues to streamline its operations with a focus on ensuring it has the right talent to serve its clients and run its current and future business.

“We will be commencing a collective employee consultation for a proposed redundancy programme that is expected to affect around 890 people at Accenture in Ireland. We do not plan to comment further while the consultation process is ongoing.

“Our business in Ireland continues to show strong performance and we remain focused on our strategy to be at the centre of our clients’ business and help them reinvent themselves to reach new levels of performance. We continue to focus on ensuring we have the right talent to serve our clients, to invest in our people and recruit in critical skills areas. We remain firmly committed to our business in Ireland and will continue managing for the long-term,” the spokesperson said.

Accenture earlier this year laid off 400 of its Irish employees.