The existence of online transportation is considered not significant in forming new jobs. Its existence is seen only as creating alternative jobs.

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – The existence of online transportation is considered not significant in forming new jobs. Its existence is seen only as creating alternative jobs.

Based on a survey conducted by the Institute of Transportation Studies (Instran), only 4.3% of drivers were unemployed before working as special rental transport drivers (online taxis).

The survey was conducted on 300 online taxi drivers in Jabodetabek, DI Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

“This actually invalidates the applicator’s claims that they have created several hundred thousand new jobs. What happened, they just gave employment options,” said General Chair Instran Darmaningtyas, Wednesday (12/19/2018).

Furthermore, the survey showed that 43.3% of online transport drivers previously worked as employees, followed by transport / personal / taxi drivers (35.5%), self-employed (11.7%), laborers (3%), students (0.9 %), freelance (0.9%), and civil servants (0.4%).

Meanwhile, a survey of 300 online motorcycle taxi drivers showed that only 5.6% of drivers who previously did not work. As many as 36.7% of respondents previously worked as employees, followed by workers (19.1%), entrepreneurs (13.5%), transport / private drivers (6%), soldiers / police / security guards (6%), rental transport drivers specifically (5.6%), odd jobs / services (3.7%), students (1.4%), technicians (0.9%), housewives (0.9%), and shipping (0.5 %).

“Indeed, [taxis and motorbike taxis online] create new jobs, but not as much as what has been said so far,” Darmaningtyas said.

Even so, both online taxi drivers and online motorcycle taxis make their current work the main job. As many as 77% of respondents to online taxi drivers consider their work to be the main job rather than a side job. Meanwhile, 71.7% of online motorcycle taxi drivers claim that their current work is the main job.