Micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs in Kudus Regency have difficulty finding homeworkers. "Until now, convection production is still relatively stable despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It's just that it's hard to find workers,” one of the textile entrepreneurs in Padurenan Village, Abdul Rouf.
He admitted that at first he was affected because many stopped first. But now orders have gone up.
He hopes that the economic growth of business actors in Kudus can improve. Especially at this time Kudus has dropped to level 2 and the spread of Covid-19 cases is sloping.
Kudus Regent HM Hartopo instructed the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) to support and promote the products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). So as not to fall. Forms of support include ASN during a working visit (Kunker) outside the region, they can promote MSME products.
This was revealed by the Regent of Kudus Hartopo when visiting the embroidery industry in Padurenan Village yesterday.
“Every Wednesday program, employees must wear batik. I bought this from a local resident. Local products must be sold,” he said.
He also found that SMEs in Kudus already have their own markets. Like batik products in Karangmalang Village, they can be sent outside the region. Likewise, the convection business in Padurenan Village asks for requests from outside the region.
However, Hartopo advised that the quality and design of all products be maintained. Not for the sake of keeping the price low, the quality of the goods is lowered.
"Prices please increase, but the quality and design of goods should not be lowered. Quality must be maintained if it needs to be improved," he said.