Tech staffing firm Accenture is laying off more than 500 employees in Austin amid a wider wave of cuts by technology employers.
Accenture, an Irish-American contract firm focused on information technology services and consulting, is considered one of Austin’s largest technology employers and has a significant Texas presence with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The company has contracts with large technology giants, including Google and Facebook parent-company Meta, but some of these contracts ended in recent months as the tech industry at large looks to reduce costs.
Accenture has approximately 5,900 employees in Austin, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which tracks the region’s top technology employers. The layoffs come as a number of technology giants, including those with large Austin presences, have cut hundreds of employees in recent months amid an uncertain economic environment.