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Quanta to raise production workers’ wages to fend off labour shortages in China

Quanta Computer, the world’s largest contract laptop maker, will raise salaries of its production workers in Mainland China by around 10 percent to fend off a labour shortage as demand picks up for its products.

"We estimate salaries will climb by about CNY100, or about 10 percent," said Elton Yang, Quanta’s Taipei-based Vice President for finance.

Other technology companies have also expressed concern at labour shortages in Mainland China, with Acer, the world’s number two PC brand, saying recently that it has been giving orders to its contract manufacturers up to six months ahead to allow them to plan their staffing needs.

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