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Job Absorption of People with Disabilities Still Low

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Ignatius Mardjono, the Indonesian Employer’s Association (Apindo) coordinator for Surabaya chapter, said the employment absorption of people with disabilities remained at its lowest.

Ignatius has questioned this fact despite Law No 8/2016 stipulating that employers must recruit one percent of people with disabilities from every 100 people employed.

“In reality, the implementation has not met the Law’s expectations,” he told a public discussion on issues on inclusion and disabilities at Hotel Mercure Grand Mirama Surabaya on Monday, March 12. 

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Ignatius said there were two factors hampering the employment of people with disabilities in the business industry. Firstly, enterprises need certain compensations to recruit people with disabilities. They say training disabled people before they can be employed will take a while.

The second factor, according to Ignatius, is that less-established companies will think twice before recruiting new employees, allowing for the weak economic climate. He added that certain industries could actually employ people with disabilities, such as footwear, garment, paper, and cigarette industries.



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