Saudi Arabia Raises Minimum Wages for Citizens

SourceAl Bawaba
CountrySaudi Arabia

Published November 19th, 2020 - 11:00 GMT Highlights Employees who fall under Nitaqat employment programme to get raise of SAR 1,000. According to a new ministerial order, the minimum wages for Saudi employees has been raised by SAR 1,000. Ahmed Al-Rajhi, Saudi Arabia Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, issued an order on Wednesday, hiking the minimum wages paid to Saudi nationals, who come under the Nitaqat employment programme, to SAR 4,000 from SAR 3,000. Even wages of part-time worker will also be calculated in the Nitaqat programme as half of a Saudi worker, provided that social insurance contributions are paid for him with a minimum monthly wage of SR3,000, the ministry said. Via Copyright © 2020 Khaleej Times. All Rights Reserved. You may also like Subscribe Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive updates and enhanced content more...