Manufacturers in China hit by labour shortage
The decline in labour pool in China has made it hard for the labour-intensive wood product manufactureres to secure workers.
In 2012, the government had alerted labour intensive industries in China that the pool of young workers was declining rapidly and would continue to do so.
Currently, even with an offer of RMB 4,000 to RMB 5,000 a month, Guangdong furniture factories are still having difficulty in recruiting workers. When surveyed, workers said that as they have achieved a stable way of life they can now pay more attention to working conditions, welfare and of course, wages.