Garment industry faces shortage of skilled workers

March 20, 2007 - China

Each year Chinese garment enterprises face shortage of sewing workers, this year being the most.

In order to find skilled workers, companies adopt recruitment ways like the newspaper, labor markets, and many factories employ directly at their own factory entrance.

Shaoxing, Hangzhou and Wenzhou cities in Zhejiang and Jiangsu and Anhui provinces and some other provinces are facing scarcity of workers for clothing industry.

If Government fails to implement any long-term plan to solve this problem of upgrading industries, the cost advantage of labour in garment industry will be rapidly replaced by other countries in Southeast Asia, Latin American and Africa and consequently Chinese enterprises will be confronted with labour crises.