Indonesia launches pre-employment card hinh anh 1Hundreds of applicants head for a walk-in interview for a bank in Jakarta (Photo: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government recently launched the pre-employment card for young job seekers, part of a promise of President Joko Widodo during his presidential campaign, with a budget worth 10 trillion rupiah (645.16 million USD) in 2020.

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto stated that the incentives are designed for job seekers aged between 18 and 24.

At present, there are around seven million unemployed people in Indonesia, of who 3.7 million are young people. Ninety percent of the unemployed have not received any vocational training.

The pre-employment card offers vocational training for those have yet to earn a job, Hartarto said.

The Indonesian government has worked with digital company and payment platforms such as Bukalapak, Tokopedia, OVO, Haruka EDU, and PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk, among others, to run the programme.

Executive Director of the programme Denni Puspa Purbasari explained that the government will provide training costs of up to 7 million rupiah per person through the programme.

Earlier, Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the programme sets a target to attract two million participants./.