Mandatory Reporting of Job Vacancies in Indonesia: Legal Framework, Incentives, and Penalties

In an effort to enhance transparency and efficiency in Indonesia’s labor market, the newly enacted Presidential Regulation No. 57 of 2023 has introduced a set of mandatory reporting obligations for employers. This article explores the legal intricacies surrounding these obligations, the underlying reasons for their implementation, the potential rewards for compliance, and the sanctions that may be imposed for non-compliance.


Under the purview of this regulation, employers are legally required to report job vacancies through the designated Job Information System. These obligations encompass the reporting of both domestic and international job openings. The information provided must be comprehensive, including details about the employer’s identity, job titles, required qualifications, and other pertinent specifics. Moreover, once a job vacancy has been filled, it must be promptly reported through the same system (Article 6).

Reasons for Implementation

The introduction of mandatory reporting obligations serves several vital purposes:

  1. Transparency Enhancement: A primary objective is to boost transparency within the labor market. By mandating job vacancy reporting, the government aims to ensure that job seekers have access to comprehensive and up-to-date information about available positions.
  2. Facilitation of Job Matching: The regulation seeks to streamline the process of connecting job seekers with suitable employment opportunities. Mandatory reporting aids job seekers in identifying positions that align with their qualifications, while employers benefit from a wider pool of potential candidates.
  3. Promotion of Fair Competition: This legal framework aims to level the playing field among employers. By centralizing job postings, it discourages unfair hiring practices and promotes equal opportunities for job seekers.

Rewards for Compliance

To incentivize employers to fulfill their reporting obligations, Article 16(1) authorizes Ministers, Governors, or Mayors, as per their respective jurisdictions, to grant recognition to those who diligently report job vacancies. This recognition can take the form of certificates or other appropriate acknowledgments, underscoring their adherence to the regulation.

Sanctions for Non-Compliance

In the event of non-compliance, Article 17(1) empowers Ministers, Governors, or Mayors to impose administrative sanctions. These sanctions, typically beginning with written warnings, aim to deter Employers from neglecting their reporting obligations. The severity of sanctions may vary based on the nature and frequency of the violation, sending a clear message about the importance of adherence to the regulation.


Presidential Regulation No. 57 of 2023 signifies a pivotal development in Indonesia’s labor market, emphasizing transparency and equal opportunities for job seekers. Through the establishment of mandatory reporting obligations, recognition for compliance, and administrative sanctions for non-compliance, this legal framework seeks to create a more accessible and equitable job market for all stakeholders. Its successful implementation will be instrumental in achieving these objectives, ensuring a fair and transparent labor market in Indonesia