Resources for COVID-19 Affected Workers

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Ever since the #Covid19 pandemic strikes and rapidly affecting the economy, we’ve seen massive amounts of laid-off around the world. People are suddenly out of jobs, which according to the statistics, sets the new level of unemployment.

Thankfully, we’ve also seen amazing efforts from people trying to help with the situation, either in connecting the out of job workers with companies that are still hiring, or facilitating other options like freelancing, entrepreneurship, upskilling, or simply to help ease the traumatic experience.

Looking for a similar job

For those looking for a similar job, the immediate need usually lies in facilitating the job application process, such as ensuring that their CV and portfolio are impactful, and the availability of references from the past workplace. For those going through interviews, help will be much appreciated on tips to improve the candidate’s ability to present themselves, and in rehearsing.

Looking for a different kind of opportunities

Last but not least, as every crisis hold tremendous chances for new opportunities to emerge, therefore mapping and forecasting will help identifying what would be the emerging needs of the “new normals”.

Should anyone is considering to realign their career aspirations, or start their own business, then the availability of related training and how to get funding will help in facilitating the transformation.

Listed below are the resources discovered through the good people in LinkedIn, and various other resources. Kindly reply in the comment should you aware of related resources, your contribution means a lot.

Thank you.


People & Job Listing

SEAriously Awesome People List – Unfortunately, given the changing economic climate, many startups are shutting down or having to lay-off awesome people. Our goal is to surface awesome talent, help folks find new jobs, and help growing startups find top talent ASAP.
#connect #jobboard #southeastasia #Indonesia

Amazing Design People List – Find amazing designers for hire. Discover 1800+ amazing designers worldwide on this community-led talent base during COVID19.
#connect #jobboard #southeastasia #Indonesia

Funding & Finance

Raising during Covid – list of resources for your Startup’s funding
#funding #startup #international

Free Financial Consulting (via Zoom) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/budiraharjocfp_covid19-activity-6656907806161113088-9o5h #finance #planning #Indonesia

Upskilling

Free online learning opportunities, including certification (otherwise costs ~15-50 USD), in response to the pandemic and isolation measures, find it here: https://lnkd.in/gkziCHc

Free online courses from Harvard University- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/talalalmurad_freecourses-covid19-stayathome-activity-6655517782710554625-Ug8t #upskilling #study

Free online courses from Open University https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue #upskilling #study

Learn German free – https://www.linkedin.com/posts/waitatiri_stayhome-dirumahaja-freecourses-activity-6655473572607287296-MJf5 #upskilling #study #Indonesia

Ivy League universities offer 450 free online courses: https://www.studyinternational.com/news/free-online-courses-ivy-league/

Support

Scholarship for S1 students in Mitra Pertamina Foundation University partners (UGM, UI, ITB, USU, UNDIP, UNAIR, etc.)- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/kinanthi-anindita-b7869b115_beasiswa-pertamina-sobat-bumi-pertamina-activity-6657452884193574912-yzoB #support #study #Indonesia

APD (Tidak) Sekali Pakai

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Agak kaget juga waktu diberitahu bhw rumah sakit yang menangani pasien Covid-19 perlu mengeluarkan uang sekitar 100 juta/2 minggu, untuk membeli ‘Alat Perlindungan Diri Sekali Pakai’. Itu baru untuk rumah sakit ukuran kecil-sedang loh. Sudah lah mahal, APD ini kenyataanya sangat langka di pasaran. Banyak juga ditemukan kasus di mana kualitasnya di bawah standar keamanan yang layak. Sayang, akhirnya ga kepakai deh.. Seorang SobaTorch yang yang berprofesi sebagai dokter, dua minggu lalu menghubungi Torch. Minta bantuan agar Torch mau membantu supply APD Coverall dan Baracoat (baju astronot medis itu, loh) –bagi tenaga medis di garda depan. Targetnya spesifik; harus aman, nyaman, kuat dan bisa digunakan ulang. Kebetulan Kemenkes RI sudah mengeluarkan peraturan yg membolehkan penggunaan APD reusable, selama dibuat dari bahan berkualitas tinggi. Jadi 2 minggu ke belakang, tim Design & Development & tim Supply Chain Management –termasuk CEO Torch pada kurang tidur. Mereka sibuk merancang produk, dan mengarahkan supply chain yang dimiliki oleh Torch untuk diperbantukan dalam pengadaan APD Medis ini. Kebetulan Torch punya network yang cukup luas dengan partner2 penyedia teknologi dan produksi di dalam dan luar negeri Setelah berulang kali berkonsultasi dengan tenaga medis dan ahli2 teknik produksi, setelah 4 kali pembuatan prototipe, dalam waktu hanya 2 minggu, akhirnya jadi juga final design dan rantai suplainya. Mulai hari Senin ini sebagian rantai suplai kita sudah siap memproduksi APD-APD ini. APD yang kami sebut Torch Med-Guard ini, dibuat dari Nylon H1/Polyester Pongee dengan lapisan water proofing ‘breathable polyurethane coating’. 100% water proof, memiliki mikropori berukuran 1-3 mikrometer yang bisa menahan droplet cairan yang berukuran 100 mikrometer. Tapi tetap bisa mengeluarkan uap panas tubuh manusia, berukuran 1.10-5 mikrometer. Jadi penggunannya tidak akan berasa di dalam oven. Bisa digunakan ulang berkali-kali, sesudah melalui proses sterilisasi dingin dengan cairan alkohol 90%. Reusable = ekonomis Kalau ada kenalan di RS atau lembaga2 sosial, silahkan langsung ke halaman info & pemesanannya > bit.ly/Med-Guard

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A surprising development from Torch, where they have created a reusable Coverall & Baracoat for medical personnel handling COVID-19 cases, which could replace the “Alat Perlindungan Diri (APD) Sekali Pakai,” therefore greatly reducing the cost of suspected patient handling. Heads to for the details. (byms)