BigBussiness – Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said that the government hopes that the DPR can immediately lead the law on job creation to a law that is able to form a better working ecosystem. This was conveyed by the Minister of Labor when he became the keynote speaker in a webinar with the topic Opportunities and challenges in the job creation proposal held by Injabar and Padjajaran University, Friday (28/8/2020).
The Manpower Minister also emphasized that it was not true that the law on job creation was only intended to create greater job opportunities by facilitating investments.
Because the law on job creation also accepts work continuity, increased protection of workers and sustainable business continuity.
“The interest of this law is to meet the need for greater employment opportunities, but there we must maintain continuity of work and increase the protection of workers and workers, as well as sustainable business continuity. The three must be done in a balanced way,” said Ida Fauziyah.
In his presentation, the Manpower Minister explained that the law on job creation was part of the efforts made by the government to realize Indonesia’s vision of becoming a developed and prosperous country.
The government sees a number of opportunities and challenges that exist at a time, including low economic growth, high unemployment, the need for quality development of human resources, challenges with digital economic development and technological trends that change the business landscape going forward, thus affecting the map of labor demand and change. more dynamic and flexible working patterns.
In addition to the need to increase investment competitiveness through easy-to-do business and structure overlapping regulations that affect the speed of capturing investment opportunities for job creation and MSME development.
The need for a job creation law is increasingly felt when faced with the Covid 19 pandemic, which not only has an impact on health but also economic aspects such as reduced economic growth, hampered production and marketing of production products due to large-scale social restraint policies and lockdowns in several countries, reduced number of companies capable of conducting business and fulfilling employee rights, which in turn has an impact on redundancies, as well as obstruction of economic activities to MSME.
The presence of the law on job creation is expected to be the basis for state institutions and create jobs that experience shock supply after the pandemic, which results in an increase in the number of unemployed.
“The job creation proposal is expected to bring about changes in the economic structure that can move all sectors to increase investment and quality employment,” Fauziyah concluded.