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Jakarta Post

Job opportunities: Jakarta remains top place for young talents to pursue a career

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Unemployed young people throng a recent job fair in Jakarta. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
Yunindita Prasidya
Jakarta   ●   Wed, April 22, 2020

Many young talents in rural areas don’t have many options but to try their luck in big cities that not only offer bigger job opportunities but also a better career path.

A study by Kalibrr Indonesia, a job-seeking platform that maps out job opportunities nationwide based on the vacancies posted on its site between October 2018 and September 2019, indicates that 73 percent of all job vacancies are in Jakarta.

Next in line, Banten represents 6 percent of the total jobs available, East Java 4 percent, West Java 3 percent and Central Java 2 percent. Meanwhile, other areas in Indonesia account for 12 percent of all job vacancies, showing that opportunities for employment are still concentrated in the capital.

This is the reason why Rike, not her real name, chose to find work in Jakarta. Originally from Padang, West Sumatra, she has li...

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