Automation compels workforce to brush up

Indonesia’s need for automation in industries is growing amid a slow workforce growth rate, the Jakarta Post reports, quoting a study by AlphaBeta and Prospera on automation in Indonesia.

Automation has the potential to contribute Rp 5 quadrillion (US$352.25 billion) to the nation’s GDP over 11 years, AlphaBeta and Prospera projected in the July report. Currently the pace is estimated to stand at Rp 3.2 quadrillion between 2019 and 2030.

“Indonesia’s labor force growth rate is slowing, which means that it will need to rely more heavily on productivity gains like those that automation provides,” the report states. Statistics Indonesia data show that Indonesia’s workforce growth has stagnated at less than 1 percent annually since 2011.

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