Shortage of Workers Seen after Wake of Spring Festival

Shortage of Workers Seen after Wake of Spring FestivalShenzhen is still facing a shortfall of 250,000 since the wake of Spring Festival, and still more companies are in dire need for general workers and labor shortage are still felt in in the areas of manufacturing, catering and retail industries. Seventy percent of the city’s labor intensive enterprises are still suffering a labor shortage.

Local enterprises now are trying their best to upgrading production and to reduce a heavy reliance on cheap labor. The city hope more job opportunities will be created with the enterprises industrial transformation and upgrading. Human resources and social security bureau attributes the labor shortage, that is also seen in many developed cities eastern China coastal areas, factors like speeding economic recovery, industrial restructuring and fierce economic competition help pushed the labor shortage.

The city response to the labor shortage is that they will step up their efforts in ensuring fulfillment of labor contracts and will crack down on offenses like salary default. The city will also strengthen its training of migrant workers in hopes to improve their professional skills and migrant workers will also have fair access to public services.


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