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Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage for citizens by 33%

Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage for citizens by 33%

The higher minimum wage must be paid for a worker to be counted as part of a company’s quota of citizen employees

Saudi Arabia will raise its minimum wage for citizens by a third to SAR4,000 ($1,066), according to a statement by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

The ministry said the decision will be applied for five months from Wednesday, November 18, without giving an exact date.

The higher minimum wage must be paid for a worker to be counted as part of a company’s quota of citizen employees, the ministry said.

Workers paid between the previous minimum wage of SAR3,000 and SAR4,000 will be counted as half of a Saudi employee.

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