According to the Statistic Bureau of Indonesia (BPS), the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 29 million workers in Indonesia as of August 2020, adding to the existing pool of about seven million job seekers that face significant difficulties in finding a job.
While the development of vaccination gives hope, a labour market recovery tends to lag behind an economic recovery. Thus, the number of workers and their families who are affected by the pandemic is likely to stay at a high level throughout 2021 and during the first half of 2022. It is therefore urgent to save and create jobs. Business continuity and safety at workplaces are vital to this goal.
Two main objectives of the webinar are to encourage business to think of strategies to adapt to the uncertainties and adopt new ways of working and to address the future of occupational safety and health after a drastic change in business operations.
Masato Usui, Minister for Economic and Development Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia and Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
Heldy Satrya Putera, Special Staff for the Improvement of Competitiveness and Investment of the Ministry of Investment
Ritsuo Fukadai, President Director of Jtrust Bank
Siti Sufintri Rahayu, VP Corporate Affairs of Bukalapak
Teguh Dartanto, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Economy and Business, University of Indonesia
Rika Amru, Katadata