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Labour shortage hits Chinese recovery process
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Jan '10
After having reduced their workforce due to the slowdown in orders from their buyers in the last 12 months, these very Chinese companies are now finding it difficult to find replacements, as the order position is improving due to a recovery in the global economic climate.

Many enterprises in the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province, a major textile and clothing hub of China, are unable to find enough workers to run their production lines despite having a good amount of orders in their hands.

At a recently held job-fair, only 1,000 workers turned up for 5,000 jobs that were on offer from the textile and garment industry at Zhongshan city in Guangdong, the main reason being that workers are able to find same paying jobs in their home-towns.

The seriousness of the situation of the situation can be gauged from statistics that indicate that each worker has an equivalent of two job offers. This in turn is forcing textile factories to adopt new technology and equipment to reduce dependence on workers.

Experts are of the opinion that this is the best time for textile and apparel companies to invest in better technologies which will help to reduce reliance on man-power as well as be able to churn out high-value goods.

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