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inspire. empower. connectSaudi ArabiaBusiness OverviewHIRINGAn overview of Saudi Arabia’sworkforce and work regulationsWamda Country ProfilesSAUDI ARABIABusiness Overview


MACROECONOMICINDICATORSDOING BUSINESSHiringEmploying Workers[World Bank, Doing Business 2010: Saudi Arabia]Difficulty of Hiring Index (0-100): 0Rigidity of Hours Index (0-100) 40Difficult of Redundancy Index (0-100) 0Rigidity of Employment Index (0-100) 13Redundancy Costs (weeks of salary) 80Employing Workers - Global Rank13750515973121AustraliaOmanUAEJordanIraqSaudiArabiaIran[World Bank, Doing Business 2010: KSA]Working ConditionsLegal Weekly DurationRetirement Age8 hours a day or 48 hours a week. The numberof hours per day may be raised to 9 if work is notcontinuous.60 for men and 55 for women.Working ContractsContracts are either permanent or fixed-term. Permanent contracts aretypically drawn up for locals, whereas most ex-patriate contracts are fixedterm.Temporary contracts are rare.Wamda Country ProfilesSAUDI ARABIABusiness Overview


Cost of LaborMinimum WageAverage Wage(average monthly grossearnings)There is no minimum wage in Saudi Arabia.SAR 2,461 (USD$656).Social SecuritySocial security contributions paid by employers: 11%Social security contributions paid by employees: 9%UnionsCollective bargaining is prohibited; however, companies that employ morethan 100 local Saudis are permitted to have “labor committees.”RESOURCESSaudi Arabia Ministry of LaborSaudi Arabia Labor LawMinistry of Foreign Affairs VisaInformationmol.gov.sawww.boe.gov.sa/English/laws16.htmlwww.mofa.gov.sa/Detail.asp?InNewsItemID=246Employment Law in Saudi Arabiawww.saudilegal.com/saudilaw/17_law.htmlwww.saudia-online.com/labor_workmen_law.htmRecruitment AgenciesBaytMonster GulfTauzeefDar AlsahiGulf Talentwww.bayt.comwww.monstergulf.comwww.tauzeef.comwww.darasahi.comwww.gulftalent.com/home/recruitmentand-jobs-in-saudi-arabia-1.htmlWamda Country ProfilesSAUDI ARABIABusiness Overview


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