The Internal Revenue Service announced in its most recent e-newsletter that it will begin accepting applications for between 600 and 700 new revenue agents, revenue officers, tax compliance officers, and tax examiners starting Monday, May 9, 2016. Most positions will be entry-level. 

This announcement was a surprise to many. Tax Commissioner John Koskinen recently told the House Ways and Means Committee that the IRS workforce has been shrinking due to budget constraints for several years, and he expects to lose 2,000 to 3,000 current full-time employees during Fiscal Year 2016.