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Jakarta Post

Job Creation Law to ease recruitment of foreign workers

  • Made Anthony Iswara


Jakarta   /   Tue, October 27 2020   /  01:00 am
Nurses at the Kendari Bahteramas hospital wear safety clothing in a special isolation room for patients infected with Corona Virus, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Tuesday (1/28/2020). The large number of Foreign Workers (TKA) from China who work in nickel refining plants in several districts in Southeast Sulawesi makes the Bahteramas Hospital prepare five rooms to anticipate the spread of Corona Virus, although isolation room facilities are not standard because they still require complementary facilities and infrastructure such as Negative Pressure , Positive Pressure and Hipafilter. (Antara/Jojon)

Business consultancy owner John, 55, who is from the United States but has been running his business in Indonesia for the past 10 years, has said he would consider employing foreign workers if his business grows. However, he said that employing foreigners in Indonesia was a relatively unattractive option given its high cost barriers. Apart from it being more expensive to pay for their services, the vast administrative procedures to follow, reports to submit and licenses to secure for entering, staying and working in Indonesia have made the overall experience just that much more complicated. Therefore, it would be useful to streamline the process and make it more convenient for businesses to hire foreigners, especially when it comes to foreign investors, he said. “You can’t attract foreign investment if you don’t allow the foreign investor to send in trusted and...