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Social network strives to help disabled people get employed

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, June 30, 2019   /  06:01 pm
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Equal opportunity: Julian Sulistianto works at his desk in Bank Mandiri’s call center unit. He is one of the bank’s disabled employees. At present, Indonesia’s largest lender by assets employs 41 people with disabilities.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

  Modern technology not only helps people with disabilities go about their daily activities, but it may also help them find employment and work effectively. An employment-oriented social network dedicated to people with disabilities, kerjabilitas.com, has attracted some 9,000 members since it was founded in 2014. More than 96 percent of the people with disabilities registered with the network are seeking employment. The network’s cofounder and chief technology officer, Tety Sianipar, said around 350 of the registered members were employed in formal jobs. “The number of registered people increases by about 1,000 per year, but the number of job placements at companies seems to have been growing at a slower pace over the past years,” Tety acknowledged. Tety said that, based on the 2015 population survey, the number of Indonesians with disabi...