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Jakarta Post

Industry 4.0: What does it mean for HR directors?

  • Westra Tanribali

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  12:20 am

Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) is expected to have an impact beyond low-skilled labor and traditional sectors such as manufacturing; unlike what its predecessor did decades ago. While the constituencies — individuals, business organizations and public agencies — are preparing for the potentially excruciating transition, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has unveiled his strong commitment in support of the program.

During the Indonesia Industrial Summit 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) recently, the President agreed that these emerging technologies could deliver positive prospects for employment instead of risks for the economy once we develop the five priority sectors, namely food and beverages, textiles, automotives, electronics and chemicals.

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