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Layoffs could be massive following wage hike: Employers

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, November 22 2012 | 10:11 am

The 2013 minimum wage set for workers in Jakarta is considered too high by employers, who fear that it may backfire as businesses consider a recruitment freeze.

An entrepreneur in the food and beverage sector, Adhi Lukman, said on Wednesday that the Rp 2.2 million (US$228) minimum wage for a single worker had persuaded him and his fellow businessmen to find a more affordable way to compens...

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