Penajam, E Kalimantan (ANTARA) - The Manpower Ministry has established the SIAPKerja (Employment Information System and Service Application) Center to absorb local workers for the construction of Indonesia’s future capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

The ministry's Special Staff for Caswiyono Rusydie Cakrawangsa said in a statement on Sunday that the job opportunity center was the ministry’s support for the government of the North Penajam Paser District, East Kalimantan Province, where the IKN will be developed.

The SIAPKerja Center, which is located at the Tengin Baru Village, Sepaku Sub-district, North Penajam Paser District, provides integrated employment services, including training, certification, and placement.

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The center is expected to become a solution for the employment problem in the district, since there are about three thousand unemployed people in the region, according to Acting Head of North Penajam Paser District Hamdam Pongrewa.

The trainings to be provided by the center is not only for the job seekers who want to work in industries or companies, but also for people who intend to increase their competencies in certain fields and to become successful entrepreneurs.

The Manpower Ministry also provides various competency-based training programs for hundreds of residents of North Penajam Paser District and they will be involved in the development of the IKN.

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In conducting the trainings, the ministry would collaborate with the Vocational and Productivity Training Center (BPVP) of Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Cakrawangsa informed.

The SIAPKerja Center is a complete package of support from the Manpower Ministry for the construction of the IKN.
Hence, he hoped that the people of North Penajam Paser District particularly, and East Kalimantan Province generally, will optimally partake in the trainings provided by the center.

Furthermore, the North Penajam Paser District government has granted a plot of land measuring around 10 hectares in Babulu Sub-district to the Manpower Ministry for the establishment of a vocational training center for food development program.

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