Pre-Employment Card Continues 2022, Workers’ Skills and Income Increase : Okezone Economy

JAKARTA Pre-Employment Card This is one of the social protections that continues to be provided to the community in the midst of the corona virus pandemic. Participants of the Pre-Employment Card also receive many benefits, ranging from employment, training and competence, food security and financial services.

The Executive Director of the Pre-Employment Card Program Executive Management Denni Puspa Purbasari said his party made various innovations so that the Pre-Employment Card participants got many benefits from this program.

“We created an accessible system. 100% digital service powered by cloud computing. But technology is just a tool, it takes the right people to operate, and the right policies. For that, we give our appreciation to Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto and the entire team of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy,” said Denni, Wednesday (1/12/2021).

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Meanwhile, Head of the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance, Febrio Kacaribu, said that the Pre-Employment Card Program would still be continued in 2022.

“The government allocates a budget for the Pre-Employment Card Program of Rp. 11 trillion or 4.3% of the social protection budget in 2022,” he said.

Febrio emphasized that the Pre-Employment Card Program is a strategic initiative of the Government and the handling of Covid-19 because it is not only a means of transferring funds from the government to the community, but also offers skill development as a foundation for obtaining wider job opportunities.

“Often, workers have difficulty getting jobs because the competencies obtained from educational institutions are not in accordance with the needs of the world of work. To bridge this gap, the government is trying to provide skills for our workforce so that the labor market will become healthier and more flexible,” he explained.

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Febrio continued, the results of a survey of public perceptions of the benefits of government assistance programs during the Covid-19 pandemic conducted by IPSOS 2021 showed the Pre-Employment Card Program was the most useful social assistance.

However, Febrio reminded that for the achievements obtained, continuous improvement efforts must be made.

Based on the results of the “Impact Evaluation of Pre-Employment Card” study of 47 thousand respondents who apply for Pre-Employment Cards (recipients and non-recipients) from August-October 2021. Registrants who receive Pre-Employment Cards have a probability of 2.8 pp or the equivalent of a 12% increase in self-employment, increasing a 0.9 pp probability of having business or an increase of 30%, and a 5.1 pp (18%) higher probability of starting a new job since the announcement of the first wave.

On average, the Pre-Employment Card program increases income from all occupations by around Rp. 122,500 per month. These results indicate an increase in income of 10% for Pre-Employment Card recipients.

In terms of training and competence: Pre-employment Card recipients have an 11.7 pp (172%) higher probability of using a training certificate when looking for work. They have a 119.4% higher probability of attending any training in the last few months, including Pre-Employment Card and non-Pre-Employment Card training. Pre-Employment Card recipients also have a 4.0 pp (10%) higher probability of using the internet for their work.

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