KSA’s Nitaqat helped increase wages

May 21, 2014 12:43 am

The Saudi labour ministry has said the government’s Nitaqat programme has doubled the number of jobs for Saudis since it was introduced three years ago, from 723,894 to over 1.46 million, Arab News has reported. The programme also succeeded in increasing wages for Saudis, said the ministry’s undersecretary for labour affairs, Ahmad Al-Humaidan. The number of those who earn less than SR3,000 has decreased from 356,806 employees to only 109,654, while those earning more than SR3,000 increased from 376,087 to over 1.3 million, he said.