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Shortage of skilled labour is chronic, resulting in the reduction of garment exportsRead more
Garment factories in Laos are experiencing labor shortages as workers are looking to Thailand for greener pastures, sources say.Read more
The local garment industry has contracted in the wake of labour shortages, the Association of the Lao Garment Industry has reported.
From 2003 to 2011, the garment industry expanded but since 2012 a downward trend has prevailed. “Labour shortage issues have caused new investors to lose interest in Laos, instead shifting their capital to neighbouring countries, especially Cambodia, …….