In a boost to the Welsh job market, global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is set to create 1,000 new jobs in Wales by 2028.
This expansion, focused on digital and technology roles, aims to leverage the rising demand for high-tech skills and further enhance the Welsh economy.
PwC, already boasting a 500-strong team in Cardiff, plans to invest tens of millions of pounds in leasing and outfitting a new office.
The expansion comes at a time when Wales has experienced high-profile job losses, making PwC’s commitment even more significant.
John-Paul Barker, the head of PwC in Wales and the west of England, believes the conditions in Wales are favorable for these types of jobs.
He highlighted the future-oriented nature of these roles, stating they would revolve around digital-first areas like cyber and ethical hacking.
The demand for such skills is on the rise, making this expansion an opportunity for Wales to stay at the forefront of the digital revolution.
Mr. Barker also emphasized that staff based in Cardiff would be working on projects that serve PwC’s global clients. This expansion is not only about creating jobs but also about establishing Wales as a global hub for high-tech services.
Additionally, the Welsh government is investing £2 million in a partnership with PwC, with a focus on prioritizing jobs for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Hamed Amiri, a senior manager at PwC in Cardiff, believes that his journey, coming to the UK as a refugee, can inspire others from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for these new opportunities.
He wants to create a continuous cycle of inspiration and opportunities within communities.
Wales has shown a relatively low unemployment rate compared to previous years, but filling roles is becoming a challenge for employers.
The expansion by PwC provides not only job opportunities but also a chance for Wales to strengthen its position in the global technology landscape.
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