Labour market discrepancy in Guangdong: Good overall ratio of jobs but increasing mismatch between wanted and needed Jobs

Date: March 19, 2015
Author: CLB

Manufacturing is decreasing and many smaller enterprises find themselves in economic difficulties. Nevertheless, there are 400,000 more jobs available that the number of people looking for work. At the same time, with a growing sophisticated work force there is now a serious mismatch between the vacancies that need to be fulfilled and the job employees want to do. Workers are also discontent with wages and social security, and over 20 strikes and worker protests have already been recorded in the province.