Jakarta: Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has stated that the initial distribution of pre-employement cards will focus on tourism areas such as Bali, Manado and Bintan.
"Regions whose tourism sector is currently hindered," the Functional Groups (Golkar) Party chairman said here on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
The government will start to distribute pre-employment cards in March 2020. The recipients will receive monthly allowance of Rp500,000 for six months.
"The government will also provide courses to improve their skills," the minister added.
The government is currently preparing the necessary regulations. It targets 2 million beneficiaries of pre-employment card with 500 thousand of them receiving training from Ministry of Manpower.
"We want to take advantage of our demographic bonus. We need to improve their skills. If we have more skilled workers, we can have stronger growth," he explained.