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Indonesia News | Immigrants

Exodus of wealthy immigrants tightens opportunity in Indonesia
  • Domestic jobs have decreased and a number of international schools have shuttered as wealthy immigrants have left the country and arrivals have slowed.
  • A slowdown in oil and gas demand has tightened the Indonesian economy and led to cutbacks in jobs that attract foreign workers.
  • Fluctuating immigration policy has sent mixed messages to potential investors, including a foreign worker age cap of 55 in oil and gas, an Indonesian language requirement, an expansion of social security to include foreign workers, and the (now-defunct) requirement to hire 10 local workers for every immigrant.

Read more:
Empty houses and jobless maids: Indonesia’s expat exodus gathers pace” (Reuters)
Indonesia Drops Visa Rules For Foreign Workers in Latest U-Turn” (Bloomberg, October 2015)
Social Security Agency Opens Arms to Foreign Workers and International Organizations (JakartaGlobe)

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