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New challenges for preemployment program

  • Dandy Rafitrandi

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Jakarta   /   Thu, April 16, 2020   /  10:02 am
New challenges for preemployment program Unemployed youngsters throng a recent job fair in Jakarta. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

The government launched the preemployment card program to fulfill President Joko Widodo’s campaign promise to boost the country’s labor competitiveness with the issuance of Presidential Regulation No. 36/2020 on development of job competencies, signed in February. The regulation mandates the establishment of a job creation committee responsible for formulating the program’s policies, as well as program management and evaluation. As one of the government’s programs that aim to develop “superior human resources”, the preemployment card has created a “marketplace” where training participants and providers meet. The program has targeted 2 million participants and allocated a budget of Rp 10 trillion (US$637.27 million) for 2020. All Indonesians aged 18 years and above who are jobless or still studying may apply to the program, which requi...

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