Big cities short of domestic helpers during Spring Festival
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's big cities like Beijing are running short of domestic helpers as migrant workers, who make up a majority of the workforce, return to their hometowns for Spring Festival, China Daily reported Wednesday.
The newspaper quoted Zhongshengmeide, a housekeeping company that assigns 11,000 housekeepers in Beijing, as saying that about 95 percent of their housekeepers returned home at the beginning of this month. Spring Festival falls on Feb. 16 this year.
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