PH gov?t taps tech start-up to put 3,320 job vacancies online

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The Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and Department of Tourism (DOT) have posted 3,320 vacancies online, in an effort to radically open up and widen the reach of government recruitment and to invite more young Filipinos to join the civil service.


About 3,320 vacancies have been posted at, a jobs matching site, in partnership with the Bagumbayani Initiative, a program by Young Public Servants (YPS) that aims to promote positive change and integrity in the government by sustainably recruiting young people into the civil service.

Of the 3,320 vacancies, 3,211 entry-level positions are from the BIR, 41 positions from the DOF, 31 positions from the DBM, 33 positions from the DOTC, and 4 positions from the DOT.

Since the vacancies were published in an initial soft launch in April, the DOF has received 244 applications, BIR ? 154 applications, DBM ? 152 applications, DOTC ? 18 applications, and DOT ? 59 applications.

Applicants can now view the government agencies? Kalibrr accounts through the Bagumbayani Initiative?s Facebook page, and through the following links:

1. DOF ?;
2. BIR ?
3. DBM ?
4. DOTC ?;
5. DOT ?

?We need a critical mass of young, honest Filipinos who love the country to join the BIR. The 3,211 vacancies we have posted are around a fifth of the Bureau?s workforce: this is our chance to transform the Bureau into a vibrant organization that can respond to the changing times and demands of the modern taxpayer,? BIT commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said.

Kalibrr chief executive officer Paul Rivera said his company is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with government to help fill vacancies with the best talent the Philippines has to offer.

?With Kalibrr?s technology and social media reach, we?re confident we will help the government achieve its national recruitment goals,? said Rivera.

Kalibrr is a Philippine-based startup that aims to solve recruitment in the Philippines. The company is backed by Y Combinator ? the Silicon Valley giant behind tech giants AirBnB, 9Gag, Reddit and Scribd. Other strong patrons of the firm include EBay?s Pierre Omidyar, and Globe Telecom?s Kickstart Ventures.

With only six months of full operations, Kalibrr has already provided over 1,500 jobs to seekers and has gained the trust of almost 4,000 companies.

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