the approach is projected to optimize local human resources, the local economic potential, and regional characteristics that are concurrently integrated with the socio-economic development that surrounds it.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah officially launched a pilot project model for expanding regional-based employment opportunities planned to be applied in five regions across Indonesia.

"It is inevitable that we have to expand employment opportunities outside our working relationships. If we decide on this, then it becomes the duty of the Directorate General of Workforce Placements to expand and provide employment opportunities," Fauziyah stated at the virtual inauguration in Kerawang District, West Java, monitored from here on Wednesday.

"The ministry intends to transform the expansion of employment opportunities in order to make it measurable and sustainable," she affirmed.

Hence, Fauziyah noted that the transformation aimed to develop a self-sustaining, effective, and scalable workforce program.

The pilot project of the region-based employment expansion is a model designed in an integrated manner to build a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem, she explained.

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According to Fauziyah, the approach is projected to optimize local human resources, the local economic potential, and regional characteristics that are concurrently integrated with the socio-economic development that surrounds it.

The model is new, with the ministry having established five pilot project locations: the Telukjambe social forestry area in Karawang District, Lido agritourism area in Bogor District, and Sukabumi District in West Java.

Fauziyah further stated that pilot projects will also be implemented in the Dieng highland agroforestry area in Banjarnegara District and Batang District in Central Java, Sei Mencirim agroindustry area in Deliserdang District in North Sumatra, and Teluk Weda agro-maritime area in Central Halmahera District, North Maluku.

"With this region-based model, we can design ways to expand employment opportunities in an integrated manner," the minister stated.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had earlier emphasized that the government's current focus was to create as many new and quality jobs as possible to build a sustainable economy.

The president, during his state address at the annual session of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) and joint session of the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) at the Parliamentary Complex, here on Monday, August 16, had noted that the government will continue to expedite the implementation of the Job Creation Law. (INE) Related news: Investment, job opportunities key to economic growth : president
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