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Job Creation Law According to Community Life Goals


The Job Creation Omibus Law is a bold breakthrough for the government to eliminate overlapping regulations. The existence of this law is also in accordance with the goals of people’s lives, namely achieving happiness and eliminating poverty.

Renowned economic expert, Professor Doctor Gunawan Sumodiningrat from Gadjah Mada University, confidently describes the Job Creation Law as a great tool in carrying out the state’s main mission, namely eradicating poverty and achieving social happiness.

For Prof. Gunawan, the simple goal of life is to achieve happiness, and he believes that achieving this happiness is only possible when people are free from hunger and have adequate employment opportunities.

This philosophy is at the core of the Job Creation Law, a regulation that aims to simplify bureaucracy, make business licensing easier, and ultimately open up wider job opportunities.

As an economic expert who has contributed greatly to the development of the Job Creation Law, Prof. Gunawan Sumodiningrat does not only see this regulation as just a series of articles and legal rules.

For him, the Job Creation Law is an important tool in achieving the country’s main goal, namely creating a happy and prosperous society. In a Focus Group Discussion organized by the Ministry of State Secretariat together with the Task Force for the Acceleration of Socialization of the Job Creation Law in Batam City, Riau Islands, on August 4 2023, Prof. Gunawan explained the close relationship between achieving happiness and efforts to eradicate poverty.

He emphasized that humans need to work in order to fulfill their daily needs and achieve prosperity. This is the basic principle that accompanies understanding the simple goal of life to achieve happiness.

The Job Creation Law is here to create ease in doing business, which in turn will create greater job opportunities. By minimizing bureaucratic obstacles and making business licensing easier, this regulation allows entrepreneurs to focus more on efforts to create jobs and improve community welfare.

However, not all parties understand the main purpose of the Job Creation Law, and some even oppose it. Prof. Gunawan reminded that a change in mindset is needed to understand the essence of the Job Creation Law. He emphasized that to achieve happiness, a person must be able to support himself through work. This is the main basis of the Job Creation Law, which must be understood by all parties.

To achieve this goal, collaborative efforts and partnerships are the main keys. As said by Prof. Gunawan, businesses that generate employment cannot run alone. It requires cooperation with various parties.

This is why partnerships are a key element in achieving the targets of the Job Creation Law. To change this paradigm, Prof. Gunawan often speaks with village residents, raising their awareness of the importance of meeting collective food needs and making their village prosperous.

Initiatives such as Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) are clear examples of partnerships between village residents and various other parties to improve the village economy. BUMDes allows villages to explore their local economic potential and develop businesses that support community welfare.

Along with the implementation of the Job Creation Law, more and more villages are getting involved in similar efforts to stimulate the local economy and create more jobs.

In the details of the Job Creation Law, there are several articles that specifically regulate partnerships between medium and large businesses with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This is done with the aim of strengthening the MSME sector and encouraging inclusive economic growth.

Some of the main points in this effort include facilitating access to financing, developing the capacity of MSMEs, access to wider markets, providing resources and technology, and increasing the economic welfare of the community.

This partnership is one of the main strategies in developing Indonesia from the villages, so that fairer and more equitable economic growth can be realized. Prof. Gunawan emphasized the importance of driving the local economy and ensuring that the MSME sector has strong support in order to achieve inclusive economic growth.

By creating opportunities for MSMEs to develop and become partners for medium and large companies, the Job Creation Law facilitates equitable and sustainable economic transformation.

The President of the Indonesian Automotive Institute (IOI), Made Dana Tangkas, also underlined the importance of partnerships in improving the class of MSMEs.

He gave an example of the success of the Toyota automotive company, which originally came from the MSME business. Toyota, which is now the world’s automotive king, started as a small and medium business. This is clear proof that MSMEs have great potential to grow and develop into successful companies with a global impact.

Made Dana hopes that from Batam, a fast-growing city in the Riau Islands, MSMEs will emerge who will succeed in bringing their products worldwide. By focusing on strong partnerships, MSMEs have the opportunity to grow and make history in the global business world.

The Job Creation Law has goals that are in line with society’s desires, namely achieving happiness and alleviating poverty. This simple principle is the basis for the Job Creation Law, which aims to create jobs through simplifying bureaucracy and partnerships between various parties.

Through collaborative efforts and strong partnerships, it is hoped that the Job Creation Law can lead Indonesia towards fairer and more just economic growth, make society more prosperous, and eradicate poverty. In realizing this big goal, we all have an important role, and let’s work together to achieve happiness for the wider Indonesian people.

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