Date: Feb 28th 2014 11:11a.m.
Contributed by: ktschroedes

Guangzhouers may soon experience a clothing shortage.  

Zeng Lunfeng, the owner of a garment factory in Guangdong Province, is struggling with the labor shortage experienced in China. After the Spring Festival holiday, he hired around 20 new workers from his hometown in Hubei Province for his factory in Zhuhai only to have seven of them leave within a week.  This left many of his orders incomplete.

According to China Daily, it's not just Zeng's business that is suffering from the labor shortage, but most garment factories in Zhuhai district are experiencing manpower shortages.  Zhuhai is one of China's largest garment production bases.  Although the pay for an average garment factory worker has surged to 10,000 yuan a month, it hasn't helped to maintain employees.

A Guangzhou human resources market service center official claims the city is short 123,300 labor workers after Spring Festival, an increase of 10,400 from last year. Hopefully the people of China will not have to run around naked because they are unable to buy any clothes due to the labor shortage. 

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