Indonesia launches model to boost regional-based jobs
“It is inevitable that we have to expand employment opportunities outside our working relationships. If we decide on this, then it becomes the duty of the Directorate General of Workforce Placements to expand and provide employment opportunities,” Manpower minister Ida Fauziyah said at the virtual inauguration in Karawang District, West Java.
She added, “The ministry intends to transform the expansion of employment opportunities in order to make it measurable and sustainable.”
The scheme aims to develop a self-sustaining, effective, and scalable workforce programme based on a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem.
To do this, it will optimise local human resources, the local economic potential, and regional characteristics that are concurrently integrated with the socio-economic development that surrounds it.
The ministry has established five pilot project locations, including the Telukjambe social forestry area in Karawang District, Lido agritourism area in Bogor District, and Sukabumi District in West Java.
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Other locations under this scheme include the Dieng highland agroforestry area in Banjarnegara District and Batang District in Central Java, Sei Mencirim agroindustry area in Deliserdang District in North Sumatra, and Teluk Weda agro-maritime area in Central Halmahera District, North Maluku.
The minister said, “With this region-based model, we can design ways to expand employment opportunities in an integrated manner,” according to Antara News.