The pre-employment card is released today to help the employees whose position threatened by the ongoing COVID-19. (Image via Batamnews)

Indonesia releases pre-employment card

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Indonesian government launched the “Pre-Employment Card” on Friday. The launching was done by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto.

The card’s launching was to fulfill one of the promises said during the campaign by the current President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

Speaking on Friday, Airlangga said that the card will run its trial in four areas: Riau Islands, Bali, North Sulawesi, and Surabaya. These four areas were determined as many of the employees were prone to work termination due to the COVID-19 outbreak that caused a halt in the economic and manufacturing sectors.

As the card was launched, the Indonesian government will hold the socialization phase for the next two weeks. Airlangga pointed out that the training will be held online due to COVID-19. Offline or real training will be available in several areas later on. The registration is open on website.

He hoped that the receivers of the pre-employment card will have determined, learned, and decided which training they will apply to because the Indonesian government will limit the training access just once for every applicant.

In other words, once completing the training, the applicants will not be able to register for other training, to give other participants a chance for it. The Indonesian government invited 11 partners for the training sessions such as:
1. Bukalapak,
2. Mau Belajar Apa,
3. Pintaria
4. Ruangguru,
5. Sekolahmu,
6. Tokopedia,
7. Pijar Mahir,
8. Sisnaker,
9. BRI,
10. OVO, and
11. LinkAja.