Solo, C Java (ANTARA News) - A variety of companies in Batam are currently short of skilled workers, Batam Mayor Ahmad Dahlan said.
"This can be seen from the year 2009 when the needed skilled workers reach 5000 people, but only 3000 people were available," the Mayor said here on Friday.
Batam Mayor Ahmad Dahlan said this after signing a cooperation agreement with the Government of Surakarta, in the field of manpower in Loji Gandrung village, Solo, Surakarta.
The signing of the cooperation agreement was conducted between Batam Mayor Ahmad Dahlan and Solo Mayor Joko Widodo. Through such cooperation it is expected to overcome the problem of unemployment and boost the economy in both regions.
The agreement was signed by the Batam Mayor Ahmad Dahlan and Solo Mayor Joko Widodo. "Like in the electronics industry, we need a trained workforce. Actually in Batam also still many unemployed people but most are not skilled ones who are ready to work," he said.
Surakarta Mayor Joko Widodo said that there are skilled workers in the region who have a tremendous opportunity to fill the shortage of skilled workers in Batam.
Moreover, through Solo Techo Park (STP), skilled manpower training institutions in the city of Solo is targeted to produced as many as 3,000 to 4,000 workers ready to use every year.
"The graduates of a vocational school in Solo, who are also ready to work, could fill in opportunities in an electronic company in Batam. This agreement will be followed up immediately and next year it expected to have already been done," he said.