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Pre-employment card to go digital as govt seeks partnerships with fintech firms

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  01:36 pm
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Jobseekers pack the second Job for Career event at Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Jakarta in this illustration picture.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

The government is seeking partnerships with financial technology (fintech) platforms to digitize its subsidy for jobseeker training, offered through the pre-employment card. “We will work with platforms, e-wallet and fintech that specialize in e-wallet that would create a digital ecosystem,” Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said following a coordination meeting on the pre-employment card at the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister. He said the government had been in talks with Gojek, Tokopedia, Bukalapak and other local tech giants to realize the plan. Every recipient will have their own account for their allowance, added Moeldoko, declining to elaborate on the technicalities of partnerships and how fintech platforms could help in, for instance, cash transfers. Moeldoko said people could register online by answering several questions through an applica...