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Scarce labor in China

Human resources managers say the days when you could open a factory near Hong Kong and easily fill it with dirt-cheap workers are over,” according to the International Herald Tribune .

Factories in Southeast China look for young people who will work long hours away from their families, something that's becoming harder to find, even among 1.3 billion people.

Chinese business and government leaders are learning that they're going to have to start building factories where people live, rather than having employees take very long bus and train rides to the factory. Watson Wyatt is telling clients that China is still a hot place to be—but no longer a cheap one.

Source: WorkforceWeek Management - GAI

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