Gov’t, Kalibrr ink jobs deal

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Various agencies of the national government on Thursday formalized a partnership with online jobs Kalibrr to raise the level of interest among the youth in seeking a career in public service.

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The deal is expected to give Filipinos more job opportunities in public service and ensure faster recruitment and hiring for government positions.

Under a memorandum of agreement signed on Thursday, Kalibrr will host job postings free of charge for one year.

The Departments of Budget and Management (DBM), of Finance (DOF), of Transport and
Communications (DOTC), and of Tourism (DOT), as well as the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and the Civil Service Commission are part of the deal with Kalibrr.

Last April, the government and Kalibrr kick piloted a partnership that in the end attracted
27,360 applications for 3,000 government jobs posted in a span of two months. The DBM alone received 2,512 applications for 32 job openings.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said about 40 percent of some of the agencies’ yearly job postings remain “unfilled.”

Abad said the faster and efficient process of Kalibrr is needed as the government intends to hire 63,000 teachers, 22,000 nurses, and many midwives.

“We’re also going to hire a lot of IT personnel. By the end of this year, our operations are already automated. So there’s a lot of need for IT people,” the Cabinet official noted.

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said this will jumpstart change in the government as young and tech savvy applicants will be able to help reform the way the government does things.

“The only way to change the government is to join it. Now, with this partnership, it is easier for people to work in the government,” Purisima said.

Abad noted this development will help raise the level of competitiveness in the bureaucracy, beginning with its human resource component.

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