"There is a labor shortage in
Acer's China-based component suppliers and PC assemblers have said that in some cases they have lost 1,000 workers overnight, and have had to seek new employees. The Taiwanese company will work with suppliers on new strategies to make sure the issue does not affect production, Wang said.
He characterized the concern as small, and unlikely to become a major issue in the near term.
There has been a growing shortage of skilled labor in the East coast cities of
Acer president Gianfranco Lanci said factories tend to move to new places when production in a certain region becomes difficult, and he expects that will happen if companies continue to see labor shortages in
A number of electronics firms have started investing in Vietnam. Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and maker of gadgets including iPods, PlayStation 3 consoles and Nokia mobile phones, in August announced a plan to spend US$5 billion over the next five years to build a base of electronic components factories near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. Until now, the company's major investments have all been in
Companies have started to look outside of