An extended rout in oil prices is forcing energy companies to scale back on jobs and send expatriates home, London-based recruiter Robert Walters found in its annual salary survey.
According to the study, the slump in oil, alongside a drop in commodities prices more generally, has hurt a broad range of workers, from those in Indonesian refining businesses to those at Australian energy producers.
In Indonesia, recruitment in the commodities sector was "tough" in 2015 as global raw material prices dropped dramatically. The country is a large producer of various commodities including crude oil, metals and palm oil.
"This had a detrimental knock-on effect on companies serving these industries, and caused many expatriate professionals to leave Indonesia," the report noted.