Implementation of Local Labor Protection and Placement Policy Based on Regional Regulation Number 14 of 2017 West Kutai Regency
The Kutai Barat Regency Government has made a policy that provides space or a place so that the local workforce can develop properly and sustainably. This policy is contained in the West Regency Regional Regulation Number 14 of 2017 concerning the Protection and Placement of Local Workers. This Regional Regulation aims to improve welfare and reduce unemployment rates. This study aims to analyze the policy of Regional Regulation of Kutai Barat Regency Number 14 of 2017 regarding the placement of local workers and to analyze the obstacles in the implementation of Regional Regulation Number 14 of 2017 concerning the placement of local workers in Kutai Barat Regency. The research was carried out in Kutai Barat Regency from April to June 2023. This study uses a qualitative research design with a total of 10 key persons. The results of this study show that the implementation of Regional Regulation Number 14 of 2017 concerning Placement of Local Workers in Kutai Barat Regency has not gone well and obstacles in the implementation of this Regional Regulation are (1) resource constraints, which include human resources, which are still low, as well as facilities and infrastructure that are still low, (2) socialization of this regulation to companies and prospective workers is not good, and (3) there are no strict sanctions for violations of this Regional Regulation. Some of the recommendations given based on the findings of this study are for the Manpower and Transmigration Office of Kutai Barat Regency to improve human resources, including increasing the provision of training for prospective local workers.