Tunaikan Pengagihan Kurma Kurnia, Dengan Penuh Amanah           >>           Berangkat Melancarkan Pengagihan Kurma Kurnia Kebawah DYMM           >>           526,000 Kotak Kurma Safawi Akan Diagihkan           >>           Vaksin Efektif Pencegah Penyakit           >>           BST Menyahtarakan Kapal 'Bebatik Dan Belanak'           >>           Sarjan (B) Hamri, Kini Miliki Rumah Sendiri           >>           MPA Adakan IMO,IMSAS           >>           Pendidikan Awam Penting Bagi Rawatan Kanser Payudara           >>           Pelajar Cemerlang SM PAPHM Diraikan           >>           Perpustakaan Tempat Selesa Berkomunikasi           >>          














+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]


Upcoming Events

Prayer Times

The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


: 04:41AM


: 04:51AM


: 06:11AM


: 06:33AM


: 12:20PM


: 03:33PM


: 06:26PM


: 07:37PM


The Business Directory




  Home > Indonesia

Workers feel digital pinch


 November 14th, 2017  |  10:03 AM  |   2203 views



Indonesia may not yet have an unmanned establishment like Jack Ma’s Tao Café in Hangzhou, China, or driverless buses like those in France and Switzerland, but the impact of digitalization on employment in the country is becoming increasingly obvious. The Jakarta Post journalist Stefani Ribka examines how the digital revolution will continue robbing people of jobs but considerably improve business efficiency at the same time.


Nengsi Atmaja, the owner of photo shop Simpati Foto at Palmerah Market in Jakarta, vividly remembers she had seven competitors in the area back in 1977. Today, only two remain with, of course, far fewer attendants.  In the heyday of the 1990s, Simpati employed 10 people. Now only four remain.


“People nowadays don’t print as many photos as they used to,” she says. “Everyone can see images instantly on their smartphones and if they want, they can print them with their own printers. Unlike analog photo technology, digital printing requires only a few people.”


The state of employment at the photo studio is just a minute example of how digitalization has adversely impacted employment. Massive job losses have been seen the telecommunication, tourism and hospitality, banking, media, toll road, manufacturing, construction, services and art sectors.


While no exact figure exists on the number of jobs that have been lost as a result of automation and mechanization, latest Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data shows that working hours in the formal sector are decreasing and the number of informal jobs increasing.


The working hour index stood at 101.4 as of June, a drop from 104.95 in the same period last year and the lowest second quarter index since 2012. In the index, 100 indicates working hours of eight hours per day; the lower the index, the fewer the working hours.


Sectors with a major drop in working hours include manufacturing, retail and automotive repairs, information and communication and service firms.


In line with that, the number of informal workers increased by 2.74 million people to 72.67 million as of February from that during the same month in 2015. Informal jobs are those that are unmonitored and untaxed by the government.



courtesy of THE JAKARTA POST

by Stefani Ribka


If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com


Related News

New Federal Building May Be Built At Demolished Wisma RTM Site

 2018-04-24 09:21:29

South Korea Turns Off Loudspeaker Broadcasts Into North

 2018-04-24 09:29:39

How 3% Yields Could Reshape The Investing Landscape

 2018-04-24 10:01:37