In addition to seminars, dozens of companies provide a stand for consulting and receiving applications, Monday (28/08/2017). Chief Executive of Job For Career, Ricky Januar said, there are 20 companies participated and the total total received 500 workers. “There are companies that only accept applications, there are also direct interviews,” he said

Ricky explained, in addition to job applications, participants can also consult in advance with the company about the ins and outs of the company, career and so forth. “During this other job career only open application only, we also provide consultation for those who are still unsure about the job,” he said.

In other occasions, Batam Mayor Muhammad Rudi said he has reported to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Economic Coordination Minister Darmin Nasution about the island’s worsening economy, though it had been designed to serve as the center for Indonesia’s economic growth.

“I underlined in my report that Batam was in an emergency state. The central government needs to take immediate action to save Batam,” Rudi said in Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday. The Batam Manpower Agency recorded that about 300,000 of the island’s workers have lost their jobs this year. Batam’s economic growth, which stood at 2.02 percent in the second quarter of 2017, strongly indicates the economic slowdown on the island. Growth was still at 5.24 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

In addition to opening the application booth, participants can also attend seminars. Direct speakers from Ricky who is also the Managing Director of Job For Career.

“Currently the workers are not good mentality, for example, two months of work stopped, is not only bad for the resume but also bad for the company,” said Ricky during the seminar.

The event which took place at Level III BCC Hotel & Resident is a cooperation between Jobforcareer Indonesia and Uber Indonesia and companies looking for manpower.

Meanwhile, Riau Islands chairman of the Indonesian Employers Association’s (Apindo) supervisory council, Abidon Hasibuhan, said high labor wages were the crux of the problem in Batam. “Batam’s minimum wage is the third highest in AEAN, after Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. The government ignores this. The government must be neutral. It should not always side with workers; it should also listen to employees, too,” he added.


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