Accenture to hire 400 as it opens new Boston innovation hub

Global professional services firm Accenture wants to hire 400 tech-focused employees in Boston in the next three years, expanding a local workforce that already numbers about 1,500. Accenture made the announced during the opening of a new “innovation hub” at 888 Boylston St. in Back Bay, where existing employees have been working since October. The company is recruiting people with the critical skills needed to serve clients, including in high-growth areas such as digital, cloud and security services. The Boston hub is the second of 10 new innovation hubs that Accenture announced last year. Its nationwide investment also includes a USD1.4bn investment in training and the hiring of 15,000 new employees by the end of 2020.