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900,000 workers to lose jobs

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, February 14 2013 | 10:22 am

PREMIUM Industry Minister MS Hidayat warned on Wednesday of massive layoffs in April if relevant authorities failed to postpone the recent rise in the minimum regional wage for labor-intensive industries.

Around 900,000 workers employed by at least 1,320 companies in the food and beverage, tobacco, textile, footwear and leather, toy and furniture sectors were set to lose their jobs, according to H...