Accenture Australia escapes job cuts

The Australian office of technology consulting company Accenture has no plans to lay off staff, despite outlining significant redundancies in its UK office in response to the global financial services crisis.

in brief The Australian office of technology consulting company Accenture has no plans to lay off staff, despite outlining significant redundancies in its UK office in response to the global financial services crisis.

Stephen Ries, local corporate affairs lead at Accenture said there were "no planned cuts in the works at the moment" locally, despite the announcement yesterday that the company's UK office plans to axe up to 400 jobs in response to the downturn in the financial services sector.

Most of these jobs were being axed from within the systems integration and technology and analyst consulting groups within Accenture UK.

Locally, Accenture counts the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac, Telstra and the Department of Defence among its clients.

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