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Emrus Sihombing: The Job Creation Law Builds New Optimism in Labor Absorption

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Jakarta – The polemic regarding the Job Creation Law (Job Creation Law) is still ongoing. Pelita Harapan University (UPH) Postgraduate Lecturer, Emrus Sihombing, thinks that demonstrations in support of the Job Creation Law are also very necessary.

According to him, not only demonstrations against the Job Creation Law must always appear, but demonstrations in support of the Job Creation Law are also necessary as a right guaranteed by law.

“Because the content of the Job Creation Law is oriented towards the welfare of the Indonesian people in general. In fact, the implementation of the Job Creation Law can have an impact on Indonesia experiencing a shortage of workers in all fields and levels of business/business, one of the reasons is the migration of Indonesian citizens from applicants or workers to recipients of workers or business owners/entrepreneurs,” continued Emrus.

Furthermore, this Pelita Harapan University Postgraduate Lecturer revealed that the job creation law has become a legal reality after going through political realities.

“When the political reality was going through a process of externalization in the public space, various groups expressed their thoughts in the form of their own subjective views and judgments about everything related to the Job Creation Bill,” he said.

Everyone, said Emrus, can give an opinion directed at anyone related to the Job Creation Bill, so input and criticism from various groups color the contents of the Job Creation Law.

“As a positive legal reality in our country, the Job Creation Law, in my opinion, as I have also conveyed in the mainstream media in this country, the Job Creation Law is able to build new optimism in Indonesia’s significant employment and economic growth. going forward, of course since the Job Creation Law has really been implemented without significant disruption. Even better, this law is also able to build legal certainty, including the imposition of measurable sanctions, “said Emrus.

When examined carefully, the contents of the Job Creation Law are full of ease of business licensing, thus creating opportunities for the emergence and growth of the number and various fields of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM).

According to him, the procedures and flow of bureaucracy to set up a business field are very simple. The establishment of a Limited Liability Company (PT), for example, can only be done by one person or referred to as an “individual PT”.

“With the Job Creation Law, the business climate in the country is in favor of UMKM. Micro Enterprises are able to develop into Small Businesses. Meanwhile, Small Businesses move to become Medium Enterprises which in turn, Medium Enterprises advance to become Big Businesses. As a result of its aftermath, new Micro Enterprises have sprung up. And so on,” he concluded.

Emrus Sihombing also said that the government’s seriousness regarding the Job Creation Law in favor of socio-economic welfare for all Indonesian people can be seen in the contents of Government Regulations and Presidential Regulations as derivative regulations.

A number of these Government Regulations and Presidential Regulations have been prepared taking into account, accepting and taking into account all the aspirations of the Indonesian people in at least 11 main areas in the Job Creation Law, namely: (1) Improving the Investment Ecosystem and Business Activities; (2) Business Licensing; (3) Employment; (4) Ease, Protection and Empowerment of Cooperatives and MSMEs; (5) Ease of Doing Business; (6) Research and Innovation Support; (7) Land Procurement; (8) Economic Zones; (9) Central Government Investment and Acceleration of National Strategic Projects; (10) Government Administration; and (11) Guidance and Supervision and Imposition of Sanctions. All contents of these Government Regulations and Presidential Regulations are oriented towards the socio-economic welfare of the Indonesian people.

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