The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga: Pre-Employment Card is Hope for Papuans to Advance Their Business

JAYAPURA - Completing his visit in Papua, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto met the recipients of the Pre-employment Card of Papua, precisely in Jayapura City.

There are 12 recipients of the Pre-employment Card who this morning talked to the Minister of Airlangga.

Minister Airlangga on that occasion said, The Pre-employment Card brings many benefits, especially in the current pandemic period.

Especially to help MSME entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills while getting additional capital from pre-employment card incentives.

"In addition, also for those affected by layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic," he explained.

Nationally, the Pre-employment Card has received 10,081,935 people from Waves 1-19, from 69,311,037 applicants.

Especially for the Province of Papua, during the 19th session there were 225,051 applicants and received as many as 77,796 people. Meanwhile, for Jayapura City there were 35,064 people who signed up in 19th session and received as many as 14,661 people.

While during his visit, Verly, an active alumnus in the Pre-employment Card alumni forum, who also became one of the pioneers who treated Pre-employment Card Alumni said that the forum became a forum on social media (Facebook and Instagram).

On social media, many ideas about entrepreneurship so that Pre-employment Card Alumni in particular and Indonesian society in general can participate in the container.

Airlangga appreciated this, "Just collect all (Pre-employment alumni) in Papua, so that everything can be connected online," he stressed.

While also present at the event, Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Deputy for Coordination of Digital Economy, Employment, and MSMEs of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Deputy for Coordination of Regional Development and Spatial Planning of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Mayor of Jayapura, Head of Region 16 (Papua / West Papua) BNI, and VP of BNI Institutional Relations Division. ***