news Money found in translation Revenue in the mainland's translation industry hit 11 billion yuan last year and is expected to surge past the 20 billion yuan mark next year, according to China Translators' Association vice-chairman Huang Youyi. Xinhua reports analysts see the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo delivering growth opportunities for the sector. Staff go unheard About 70 per cent of mainland Chinese businesses do not pay enough attention to the complaints and career development needs of their staff, according to a survey by the State Council's Development Research Centre. Xinhua reports enterprises have problems retaining personnel because they have not moved from traditional to modern management. Airlines seek senior managers Chinese airlines are in need of senior managers, according to Wang Xiaosu, deputy director of the Civil Airlines Administration of China's HR development centre. The Youth Times also reports the carriers will need more personnel in coming years. Furniture designers in short supply Guangdong is home to 80 per cent of the country's furniture manufacturers and is experiencing a shortage of furniture designers. The Information Times reports 30,000 furniture designers are needed in the region. Rosy times for insurance sector Half the mainland's insurance companies expanded their workforce by 30 per cent last year and raised salaries by 25 per cent, the Beijing Morning Post reports. According to a survey, insurance sales representatives were paid, on average, 4,000 to 5,000 yuan a month last year.