Retail in Asia

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Higher base pay not a salve for labour shortage

The persistent shortage of labour in China’s eastern manufacturing provinces has led suppliers and local governments to implement various measures to fill the empty positions. One of the loudest policies is the push to raise basic monthly salaries across the major export hubs along the coast to attract workers from inland provinces. This step, however, may not alleviate the shortfall as a tight labour market has already inflated actual wages.