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'Lost' staff prompt a headache (3)

By Qiu Quanlin (China Daily)

14:38, February 04, 2012

"Most companies here offer a salary of between 2,000 yuan ($317) and 3,000 yuan a month, which is even lower than those offered in my hometown," she said.

"Factories in the delta area are expected to attract more workers by raising wages," said Peng Peng, a senior researcher with Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences.

Sources with the Guangdong human resources and social security authorities said the minimum wage in the province will be raised by 13 percent this year.

"But raising wages is far from enough to keep more workers. Authorities should introduce more measures to improve the welfare of migrant workers and promote equal treatment in education, healthcare and housing," Peng said.

He mainly attributed the labor shortage in the delta area to sluggish profits and industrial adjustment.

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