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Saudi Arabia applies minimum wage raise for citizens in private sector

Saudi Arabia applies minimum wage raise for citizens in private sector
A ministerial resolution was issued to raise Saudi citizens' minimum wage

Riyadh - Mubasher: The resolution of the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to raise the minimum wages of Saudi employees in the private sector to SAR 4,000 ($1,066) comes into effect from Sunday.

On 18 November 2020, the Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi, has issued a ministerial resolution to increase Saudi citizens' minimum wage from SAR 3,000 to SAR 4,000.

Saudi Arabian worker, who receives a monthly salary below SAR 3,000, will not be counted as part of the nationalisation percentage in the quota count.

Meanwhile, the employee, earning between SAR 3,000 and SAR 4,000, will be accounted as half in the quota count.