More govt agencies sign up for job matching

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Five new government agencies have partnered with job-matching startup Kalibrr, in a bid to widen their recruitment net and marketing reach, via a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signedon Monday.

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The five new agencies—the Department of Education (DepEd), Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) and the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC)–were the second batch of agencies to sign agreements with Kalibrr and Bagumbayani.

The first batch of five agencies that signed on Aug. 27, 2015 were the Department of Finance, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

The Government-Kalibrr-Bagumbayani partnership launched pilot runs in May 2015 and formalized the agreement in August 2015 and December 2015. Since then, the partnership has generated 38,220 applications for 3,807 job vacancies.

As of December, at least 779 applicants have been scheduled for examinations, 94 applicants were scheduled for Selection Board approval and at least 25 people have been hired.

Representatives from five government agencies attended the Ceremonial MOA signing with Kalibrr Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Paul V. Rivera: PPPC Executive Director Cosette V. Canilao, BLGF OIC Executive Director Jocelyn T. Pendon, DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino D. Rivera, DSWD Undersecretary Angelita Y. Gregorio-Medel and DOTC Undersecretary Rene K. Limcaoco.

Members from the Bagumbayani Initiative, a group of young public servants who helped forge the partnership aiming to match jobs and sustain communities of hope and integrity in the civil service, were also present in the event.

Under the MOA, Kalibrr will provide premium features and services to host government postings and requirements free of charge for one year.

PNA

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