China - Guangdong - Dongguan - An Unemployed Migrant Worker
Mr. Yang, a 41 year old native of Guizhou, sits on his bed in his home in Dongguan, China. Mr. Yang had worked for a paper company until the company shed 50% of its work force and then asked the remaining staff to take a 40% wage cut, Mr. Yang quit and is currently looking for new work. Dongguan has been hard hit the last few months as the economies of rich countries falter. Export demand has been reduced and companies that were operating on the margins have folded leaving thousands of migrant workers with tough choices.
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