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Jakarta Post

Jobseekers to get training funds in April

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 19 2020   /  01:53 am

Millions of jobseekers in Java will get subsidized training funds in April through the government’s much-vaunted preemployment card, after a brief delay.Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko expressed hope on Tuesday that the government will issue the presidential regulation for the scheme by February, finalize preparations in March and start the program in April. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo initially aimed for a January launch.West Java, Jakarta and its satellite cities will be among the first cities that will form the program’s pilot project. Authorities will then evaluate the results, make improvements and expand “massively” to other cities, Moeldoko explained.“In 2021, we aim for more than 2 million people to join the program. The President has stated that if this runs well, we could beef the program up to twice as much or even more,” Moeldoko told reporters.First a...