An integrated Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) database is being created to link ministries, institutions, and regional governments.
Support is planned for female small and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs who require financial and competency advancement to develop.
This, Indonesia, believes, is a necessary move to protect all stakeholders in meeting the challenges of a changing world of work.
The government is encouraging the private sector to contribute in shaping the digital talent ecosystem in the country.
The Ministry of Manpower has said employers are obligated to pay wages to workers who work overtime during national holidays.
The Manpower Ministry is preparing a more accurate, targeted scheme for the wage subsidy programme (BSU) for low-income formal workers.
B20 Indonesia has recommended including gender indicators in mandatory business reports for companies in G20 member countries.
The government has continued to enforce several measures to ensure equal pay for female and male workers, including setting up a labour watchdog.
SMEsHub, which was set up to support the growth of MSMEs, recently launched a platform, seeking to engage the younger generation and MSMEs.
This year’s Wage Subsidy Assistance (BSU) will focus on Indonesian workers with salaries below Rp3.5 million (US$243).
Indonesia’s ratio of entrepreneurs to its population stands at 3.47%, which is relatively low and needs to be improved, said Minister Airlangga Hartarto.
To strengthen legal protection for workers, the Manpower Ministry is preparing a decree to prevent and handle cases of sexual violence in workplaces.
As factories lay off workers due to the pandemic-induced economic downturn, more Indonesians are getting into service sector jobs.
Improving the skills of Indonesian workers will also be a priority, said National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa.
With the launch of the Job Loss Guarantee Programme (JKP), the Old Age Insurance Programme (JHT) will revert to protecting elderly workers.
The huge demographic “bonus” and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR) will drive manpower challenges, said Manpower Ministry official.
Indonesia is increasing its investment in the green economy, which is said to be able to generate ten times more jobs than other industries.
The Communication and Informatics Ministry is encouraging regional governments to boost the digital literacy of human resources in their regions.
Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah has said the widespread practice of companies using minimum wage as the effective wage needs to be addressed
Amid a spike in Omicron transmission, the WFH policy needs to be implemented with more flexibility, says the Labour Institute Indonesia.
The patriarchal culture in the country has caused the labour force participation (TPAK) of female workers to lag behind that of male ones.
Qualified human resources (HR) will support the country to gain a competitive edge in the digital economy, said President Joko Widodo.
Women should be given equal employment opportunities in Indonesia, said Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah.
Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah has revealed resolutions to address labour issues, including breakthroughs to restore the national economy.
To quicken the pace of digital transformation in the country, a digital talent development programme will be continued in the new year.
The Indonesian Employers’ Association has said that it was considering a lawsuit to block the governor’s proposition of a larger increase.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has outlined three main conditions that must be met to bolster the empowerment of Indonesian women.
These workers were more likely to lose their jobs because they dominated sectors that were hard-hit, like hotels and restaurants, wholesale, and retail.
The provincial minimum wage of Jakarta has been raised by 5.1% to IDR4.6 million for 2022, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.
The Ministry of Manpower is aiming to finish distributing the Wage Subsidy Assistance (BSU) to 1.7 million beneficiaries by the end of 2021.