News IT, property and motoring reporters get good salaries Mainstream print media journalists in Beijing have an average base salary of up to 5,000 yuan, according to a survey conducted by Fesco Taihe Consulting Company. Reporters covering IT, property and motoring receive the highest average salaries. Print media managers have an average annual income of about 170,000 yuan, while senior managers can earn 300,000 yuan per year, the China Personnel Newspaper reports. Pearl River Delta firms face high employee turnover Hi-tech manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta are plagued by a high turnover of blue-collar workers. TCL Electronic Appliances said that every year it had to hire about 4,000 workers. Other companies lose 10 per cent to 40 per cent of their employees every year. Xinhua reports new workers are usually paid 800 yuan to 1,400 yuan per month and work up to 12 hours a day. CCTV announces the 10 best employers in 2005 Alibaba.com and Oracle China are named by CCTV's Economy Channel as being among the 10 best employers last year. The top 10, chosen by experts and the public, also included Baidu.com, Lenovo, Ericsson, Mei Da, Starbucks Coffee, Vanke (Shenzhen), Haier, Xian Janssen, and the Yili Group. The selections were based on the organisation's philosophy, continuing success and respect for employees. Beijing pledges to keep unemployment at bay About 177,000 laid-off Beijing workers found jobs last year, according to a report by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. In the past five years, 800,000 jobless workers re-entered the workforce. The Beijing Daily reports the department has promised to cap the unemployment rate in the capital at 2.5 per cent by introducing policies to ensure that 180,000 unemployed workers and 300,000 new labourers find jobs this year. Creative cake decorators are sought after in Shanghai Talented cake decorators who have original ideas are rare and sought after in Shanghai which consumes 380 million yuan's worth of cake annually. The Jiefang Daily reports the average monthly salary of cake decorators has risen to 6,000 yuan. The presence of too many copycat designers has increased the need for new designs.