Indonesia's Workers' Social Security Agency sealed a partnership with the Indonesian Philantrophy Association to help protect vulnerable workers, including social workers and disabled workers. (ID Photo/David Gita Roza)

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Sees 600% Rise in Job Applications


APRIL 29, 2016

Jakarta. The Indonesian social security administration body for employment received more than 150,000 applications during its recent recruitment drive – up 600 percent on last year's.

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan offered 700 positions and attracted 151,130 online applications. Yet the success rate for applicants was just 0.5 percent.

"We ensure that the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan recruitment process runs transparently, starting with the online registration process where we involve a third party in the selection process for qualification consideration," BPJS Ketenagakerjaan general affairs and human resource director Naufal Mahfudz said on Friday (29/04).

The organization offers recent graduates positions in departments such as customer service, marketing, finance and information technology. It has a workforce of 4,449 spread over 336 representative and branch offices in the archipelago.

Besides increasing external recruitment, the organization's management is also creating an initiative for staff to improve their skills and capabilities.