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Accenture on Fast track, Surpasses TCS in employees’ Headcount

Global tech firm Accenture is on fast track and bullish on its India operations planning to hire 95,000 employees in 2015, making it larger than Tata Consultancy Services in terms of headcount.

“We ended the quarter with a global headcount of 336,000 people and we have approximately 237,000 people in our global delivery network,” said David Rowland, Accenture CFO in a company conference call with analysts.

He quickly added that “95,000 people will join our company in fiscal 2015”.

TCS has 319,656 employees on its rolls and with 336,000 employees, Accenture will surpass it to become the largest employer. Accenture also said it has added 12 new clients amounting to $100 million this year.

With good returns revealed this fiscal, Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme said the company in its 3rd quarter delivered more than 30% growth in local currency in digital related services which account for more than 20% of the company’s total revenues. “Demand for digital is pervasive across the entire business,” he added.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended May 31, 2015, with net revenues of $7.8 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency over the same period last year.

In 2014 3rd quarter, it had announced net revenues of $7.74 billion, an increase of 7 percent in both U.S. dollars and local currency over the same period last year, above the company’s guided range of $7.40 billion to $7.65 billion.

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