Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Mixed Picture on Unemployment
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Mixed Picture on Unemployment

Government Boasts Lower Rates of Unemployment While Some Bali Exporters Begin Layoffs.


Bali News: A Mixed Picture on Unemployment
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/11/2009)

While Bali's governor opened a development planning meeting on Monday, April 6, 2009, by applauding declining unemployment levels in Bali, other reports in the Bali press portend a more worrying wave of layoffs in Bali's export-oriented sector may be ahead.

As reported in Kompas.com, the number of jobs in Bali at the end of 2008 totaled 2.02 million, an increase of 2.4% over the 2007 total of 1.9 million positions.

Governor Pastika said: "This condition has reduced unemployment levels in Bali." The governor said that unemployment at the end of 2008 stood at 3.1%, well below the anticipated unemployment rate of 4.2%. He said this exemplary performance reflects the improving condition of Bali's tourism sector which is creating new employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sectors.

Government figures also claim that the number of people living below the poverty line in Bali stood at 215,700 at the end of 2008, down from the 229,100 "poor" on the books at the end of 2007.

Against these improvements, Pastika told the press that poverty remains a severe problem in Bali's remote villages. The governor is hopeful that the 5.97% rate of economic growth achieved in 2008 can be sustained through 2009.

More Reports of Mass Layoffs

In the face of the statistical evidence of improving employment prospects at the end of 2008, reports in NusaBali suggests a growing wave of layoffs in Bali's export sector may now be underway:

PT Karya Tangan Indah, the manufacturing arm for world famous John Hardy Jewelry, had terminated 130 workers through the end of 2008 leaving 520 workers still employed at their workshops.

Furniture manufacturer PT Warisan in Seminyak has reduced the working hours of their staff.

Jenggala Keramik has reduced their staff by 30 workers.

Members of Commission D of the Badung House of Representatives claim dismissals at this stage of the developing global financial crisis are not needed and are calling on the Bali Department of Manpower undertake financial audits of any company seeking to undertake mass layoffs at this time.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Harambee, Buana! Harambee!
Hat-trick Win for Kenyan Kennedy Kiproo Lilan on His 3rd Win of BII Maybank Bali Marathon
(9/14/2014)
Holiday of No Return
Suicide Suspected in Death of 31-Year-Old Australian at a Kuta Hotel
(9/13/2014)
Roller Coaster Effect
Bali Hindu Support a Mass Transit Rail System that Honors Local Sensitivities
(9/13/2014)
Climb Every Other Mountain
Bali's Mount Agung Closed to Hikers Until November 21, 2014
(9/13/2014)
We Have a Search Warrant!
Prosecutors Raid Bali Airport Offices Seeking Evidence in Ongoing Corruption Investigation
(9/12/2014)
Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2015
2nd Bali and Beyond Travel Fair Returns to Bali June 10-14, 2015
(9/12/2014)
Have Lunch with Bali's Best Chefs
Bali Culinary Professionals September Lunch - a Bavarian Affair at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 27, 2014
(9/12/2014)
Thai-Style Hospitality Comes to Bali
Centara Hotel and Resorts Opens 14-Villa Property at Nusa Dua, Bali
(9/12/2014)
Service Included
Airport Service Charge to be Included in Cost of Domestic Tickets Traveling form Bali's Airport
(9/12/2014)
Waldorf . . . .Make it a Double
Bali to Be Home to Two Waldorf Astorias
(9/12/2014)
Monumental Exports
29.09% drop in Exported Wooden Statues from Bali in January-July 2014
(9/12/2014)
TV Dinners
CNNgo Names Six 'Must Eat' Dishes for a Balinese Holiday
(9/13/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents