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Jakarta Post

‘Sexy city’ Depok aims to lower unemployment rate

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 1, 2018   /   03:35 pm
‘Sexy city’ Depok aims to lower unemployment rate Hundreds of people line up to apply for jobs at a job fair in West Java. (Tribun Jabar/Gani Kurniawan)

The Depok administration is aiming to lower the unemployment rate amid a rise in population as people move to the satellite city of the capital Jakarta to find jobs, an official has said.

Depok is home to 72,521 unemployed people and has a total workforce of 969,502, according to 2017 data from the Depok Manpower Agency. High school graduates make up 30 percent of the unemployed residents.

The administration was doing doing its best to lower the unemployment rate, agency head Diah Sadiah said.

“Depok is a sexy city. There are many people from outside Depok who come here to look for a job,” she said as reported by on Saturday.

Moreover, in a bid to increase the employment rate, the city disseminated information on job vacancies through job-hunting service AK1, through which job-seekers submit data to the manpower office. To develop skilled workers and local entrepreneurs, the city also provided training for unemployed residents.

“We also ask for companies in Depok to prioritize Depok residents in their recruitment,” Diah added.

Depok, located south of Jakarta, is home to universities, apartments, residential areas and culinary businesses and is infamous for its chaotic urban sprawl and gridlock.