BIR wants ‘young, honest Filipinos’ to join its workforce
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has 3,211 entry-level job openings, and Commissioner Kim Henares wants the “critical mass of young, honest Filipinos who love the country” to fill those positions.
In a statement released by the Department of Finance (DOF) on Thursday, May 14, Henares said tapping “young, honest Filipinos to join the BIR” is an opportunity to transform the bureau “into a vibrant organization that can respond to the changing times and demands of the modern taxpayer.”
The BIR, the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and Department of Tourism (DOTC) have posted 3,320 vacancies online,
Apart from the 3,211 vacancies from BIR, DOF posted 41 positions available; DBM, 31 posts; DOTC, 33 posts; DOT, 4 posts.
The vacancies, posted on the jobs matching site Kalibrr.com, aim to open up and widen the reach of government recruitment and to invite more young Filipinos to join the civil service.
Since the vacancies were published in a soft launch in April, DOF already received 244 applications; DBM, 152 applications; DOTC, 18 applications; and DOT, 59 applications.
For its 3,211 vacancies, the BIR has so far received 154 applications.
BIR often gets the ire of the public for its stringent tax collection measures, the latest was for its insistence on a tight deadline for the newly introduced e-filing requirement for income tax returns last April 15. (READ: Why the BIR e-filing system is not feasible – for now)
These job vacancies have been posted on Kalibrr.com in partnership with the Bagumbayani Initiative, a program by the group Young Public Servants to promote positive change and integrity in the government by recruiting young people into the civil service.
Applicants can view the government agencies' Kalibrr accounts through the Bagumbayani Initiative's Facebook page, and through the Kalibrr website:
- DOF: https://www.kalibrr.com/c/department-of-finance/jobs; recruitment.dof.gov.ph
- BIR: https://www.kalibrr.com/c/bureau-of-internal-revenue/jobs
- DBM: https://www.kalibrr.com/c/department-of-budget-and-management/jobs
- DOTC: https://www.kalibrr.com/c/dotc-npmo/jobs; https://www.kalibrr.com/c/department-of-transportation-and-communications_ppp_implementation/jobs
- DOT: https://www.kalibrr.com/c/department-of-tourism/jobs
Kalibrr chief executive officer Paul Rivera said his company is excited at the opportunity to partner with the government to help it 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," Rivera said.
Kalibrr is the sole Philippine-based startup that aims to solve recruitment in the Philippines. With only 6 months of full operations, Kalibrr already provided over 1,500 jobs to seekers and has gained the trust of almost 4,000 companies.
Young Public Servants lead convenor Natalie Cristine Jorge said the organization is supporting the Bagumbayani Initiative to bring the best and the brightest young Filipinos to directly take part in nation building through the civil service.
“Good governance lives because of the hope and energy of our youth," she said. – Rappler.com