Jakarta: Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has revealed that the government plans to launch the Pre-Employment Card in April.
"We will launch the card starting from Greater Jakarta. After we get the feedback, we can make improvements and expand it to other regions," Moeldoko noted during a seminar on pre-employment card here on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
According to the former National Armed Forces (TNI) commander, the two regions had the largest number of job seekers.
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"The progress would be fast. Firstly, it will be distributed in Greater Jakarta and West Java," the official stated.
Distribution of the card would not be withheld, pending approval of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, but it would require a presidential regulation.
"As soon as possible, this February, the presidential regulation will be issued. We make preparations in March, and by April, the card can be launched," he explained.
The government has targeted to provide job training to two million beneficiaries of the Pre-Employment Card worth Rp3-7 million each, with a total budget of Rp10 trillion in 2020.
They will also receive certificates after completing the training and pass the various test mechanisms.
These certificates of competency can be used by job seekers, who receive pre-employment card programs to obtain jobs according to their competencies. (Antara)