SOUTH KOREA: Textile Workforce Halves Over Five Years
According to the Korean Apparel Industry Association, a total of 33,011 people were working at its 279 member companies at the end of last year, down 48.7 per cent year-on-year from 64,395 workers at end-1998.
Other factors cited by the association for the decline were company restructuring and the increasing unpopularity of hard labour manufacturing jobs.
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