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Paying more for domestic helpers: Hong Kong’s supply of such workers shrinks, forcing desperate employers into ‘bidding war’

The severe shortage of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong has sparked a bidding war, with desperate employers offering to pay well above the minimum wage to secure a helper, recruitment agents say.There are six potential employers for every domestic worker in Hong Kong and some are offering as much as HK$5,500 (US$706) to HK$6,500 a month without success, according to Anliza Hung, an agent at Well Harmony Employment Services.The supply dried up after city authorities suspended flights from…


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