EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Poland, the UK, France, Spain, South Africa, the United States and other countries


Sector: Professional services
Legal, accounting, management, architecture, engineering, technical testing and analysis activities
70.22 - Business and other management consultancy activities
Number Employed: 284000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-06-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-06-2021
Foreseen End Date: 15-06-2026
Planned Job Creation: 20000

Additional Information

British consultancy firm PwC has announced that it plans to create 100,000 new jobs worldwide within the next five years. Assuming constant pace of recruitment, we could expect the creation of 20,000 per year.

So far, the company has announced business expansions in France, Poland, South Africa, Spain, the UK, and the United States. In Poland, the company intends to create 5,000 new jobs at its seven offices across the country in five years (1,000 positions per year). In Spain; the company plans to create 1,400 new jobs by the end of 2021. In the UK, the company is to create 1,000 technology-focused jobs at its technology hub in Manchester. In France and Maghreb, PwC intends to create 8,000 new jobs over the next four years. About 25,000 to 30,000 jobs will be created across the United States, while the South African unit of PwC will add at least 2,500 new employees.

The business expansion is part of company’s wider plan ‘The New Equation’ which responds to changes in the world, including technological disruption, climate change, fractured geopolitics, and the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, PwC intends to accelerate its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

PwC operates in 155 countries and employs over 284,000 people worldwide.