Restaurants and construction companies struggling to attract staff may be a warning sign for a city that’s projected by the government to have growth-sapping labour shortages after 2018. Over half of Hong Kong employers are having trouble finding the right staff. Hong Kong appears to be edging closer to the demographic turning point where its workforce will shrink. The worker supply will become even more constrained as Hong Kong raises infrastructure spending, estimated to exceed HK$70 billion annually over the next few years.