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In China, Factories See Worker Shortage

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In China, Factories See Worker Shortage

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In China, Factories See Worker Shortage

In China, Factories See Worker Shortage

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The bustling factories in southern China, which provide goods for the country's vast and growing overseas market, can't get enough workers even in the world's most populous country. This is due largely to increased demand for labor, poor working conditions, and the fact that Chinese now have other options — among them the tourism and computer industries. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.