Investment in West Java Suck 300 thousand of Labor

Jakarta, Indonesia CNN – Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) launch the realization of investment in West Java province throughout 2015 managed to absorb the labor force up to 301 474 people, accounting for 21 percent of total employment in Indonesia amounted to 1,435,704 workers.

Head of BKPM Franky Sibarani detailing, the number of employment was higher than any other province in the island of Java, namely Central Java, which reached 161 811 workers, amounting to 130 112 people in East Java, and Jakarta amounted to 121 224 people.

Franky explains that the employment of the realization of investment in West Java is the most widely in Indonesia. This suggests that investment in West Java to keep moving so that it can contribute to employment.

“West Java is still a favorite investment destination in Indonesia. Realization of investment in West Java throughout 2015 amounted to Rp98 trillion, the highest in Indonesia. With the employment of the largest investments showed a positive correlation with employment growth, “he said in an official statement on Wednesday (10/2).

He added, in order to support the acceleration of employment, it has been coordinated with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Industry to ensure the availability of human resources ready to work.

In a coordination meeting with the Minister of Labour and Minister of Industry yesterday (9/2), Franky argued it had proposed a budget increase training so as to enhance the human resource capacity of the workforce.

Furthermore, he detailed, of a labor force of 122 million people, more than 90 percent below the high school level. Similarly, with unemployment of 7.5 million people, more than 90 percent below the high school level.

Do not stop there, Franky also emphasized synergies between facilities Training Center (BLK) managed by the Ministry of Labor with entrepreneurs or investors to enter Indonesia. Franky admitted, BKPM contacted several times by companies that are having trouble finding employment.

“There is a gap between HR competencies to the needs of investors. It is the government that needs to be resolved, “said Franky. (Gir)