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Jakarta Post

Temporary nanny services in limited supply despite increasing demand

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 30 2008   /  10:18 am

A lamppost on a major Jakarta street displays an advertisement which reads: "For temporary nannies and helpers, contact 566xxxx." Such advertisements appear annually ahead of Idul Fitri celebrations, when most nannies and helpers working in Jakarta return to their hometowns to spend the holiday with their families. "The demand this year is almost double last year's. So far we have over 100 customers wanting nannies and helpers, but we can only help around 60," Sugiarto, one of such advertisers, told The Jakarta Post. He said all the employees for the temporary assignments had working experience and came to Jakarta specifically for this period. The company had sent their recruiting officers to villages in Lampung and Java. "But lately it is not easy to find temporary help. It may be because of the increasing number of agencie...