Migrant Workers Born in 1980s Shun Hard Labor in Cities – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

China’s born in the late 1970s and 1980s are refusing to follow in their parents’ footsteps and do tough and dirty work in China’s booming cities, according to a report about .

Their choices have led to a lack of in three of China’s major manufacturing bases: the Pearl River Delta(Áè†Ê±ü‰∏âËßíÊ¥≤Ôºâ, the Yangtze River Economic ZoneÔºàÈïøʱüÁªèʵéºÄÂèëÂå∫Ôºâand the Bohai Bay Economic Circle ÔºàÊ∏§Êµ∑ÁªèʵéÂúàÔºâin north China, said a report carried on a migrant worker website.

The report — based on a survey of over 5,000 migrant workers in 20 cities in the regions– said that 71 percent of migrant workers under the age of 30 preferred service work in restaurants and hotels or skilled work with decent pay.The report compiled figures from city labor departments to indicate that in the first quarter of the year, only 180,000 migrant workers filled 520,000 urgent job vacancies in the cities. [Full text]

See back ground information:”Special Economic Zone of the People’s Republic of China” from Wiki.

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