PH govt taps job matching startup Kalibrr for national recruitment

Brand logo of Kalibrr (from the social media page of the company)

The Philippine government has taken to job matching tech startup Kalibrr to enhance its recruitment activities, and is using this platform to invite more young Filipinos to join the civil service, with five of the top public agencies posting their vacancies here.

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 on for government recruitment.

“Kalibrr is excited at the opportunity to partner with government to help them fill their 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 Kalibrr chief executive officer Paul Rivera.

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Included in the partnership is 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.

The Bagumbayani Initiative started with a group of friends who come from different government agencies, and who decided to meet every Wednesday to talk about their experiences and stories in the civil service.

Backed by Silicon Valley giant Y Combinator, Kickstart Ventures Inc, and EBay’s Pierre Omidyar, Kalibrr recently raised $2 million in a second round of funding, and is set to raise a fresh round soon.

Y Combinator is a US-based seed fund that has supported popular tech startups AirBnB, 9Gag, Reddit and Scribd. Kickstart, however, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom.

“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,” the company said.

Applicants can view the vacancies in PH government departments through the following links

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