ACCENTURE Cebu will expand its information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services this year.

Manolito Tayag, country managing director of Accenture said, “With the growth of Cebu in the IT & BPO industry, we think that evaluating our recent services and expanding what we have would be best for the company.”

Accenture Delivery Centers in the Philippines, which operate in 10 locations including Cebu City, offer IT outsourcing, data and non-voice BPO and contact center services.

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Other centers are in the cities of Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Quezon and Mandaluyong. It has about 18,000 workers in all centers.

“With the recent trend in the global industry, there is a renewed interest from our clients in all our services,” added Tayag.

Established in 1985 as an offshore application development catering to internal business requirements, the Accenture Philippines delivery centers have grown to be one of the largest nodes in the delivery network. It was awarded by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) as the Outstanding Exporter of the Year for three consecutive years.

In 2009, Accenture invested US$800 million in training and development worldwide. It is also active in corporate social responsibility projects like “Skills to Succeed,” an education and training program.

“Accenture has raised the bar of its corporate citizenship agenda with ‘Skills to Succeed,’” said Tayag. “It allows us to contribute to skills enhancement of underprivileged youth in Cebu and in other provinces especially in the local IT industry.”

The company has helped set up computer laboratories for schools in Pampanga and assigned volunteer Accenture trainors to teach programming in schools.