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In this page: Setting Up a Company | The Active Population in Figures | Working Conditions | Cost of Labor | Social Partners

 

Setting Up a Company

Limited liability company(SARL)
Number of partners: 1 or several partners
Capital (max/min): 100 000 DZD in shares (1 000 DZD per share) minimum fully subscribed and paid up.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed. .
Joint-stock company (SPA)
Number of partners: minimum of 7 shareholders.
Capital (max/min): 1 million DA fully paid.
Shareholders and liability: Their liability is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
General partnership (SNC).
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Capital (max/min): no minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: Their liability is joint and indefinite..
Limited joint-stock partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners. There are two sorts of partners, the active partners and the silent partners.
Capital (max/min): no minimum capital.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the active partners is joint and indefinite. The liability of the silent partners is limited to the amount of capital contributed.
The Competent Organization
National Center of the Register of Commerce.
 
Setting Up a Company Algeria Middle East & North Africa
Procedures (number) 14.0 8.0
Time (days) 25.0 23.0

Source: Doing Business.

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Algeria.
Trade Register

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The Active Population in Figures

201120122013
Labor force 11,040,00011,260,00011,150,000

Source: CIA - The world factbook

 
200920102011
Total activity rate -58.50%43.60%
Men activity rate 79.60%71.70%71.90%
Women activity rate 37.20%14.70%15.00%

Source: UN - United Nations

 
Employed Persons, by Occupation (% of Total Labor Force)
Farmers 16.3%
Craftsmen 40.1%
Shopkeepers and similar 5.6%
Managers and higher intellectual professions 4.0%
Intermediate professions 9.5%
Employees 9.3%
Workmen 10.5%
Technicians and similar 4.7%

Source: International Labor Organization

 
For Further Statistics
International Labor Organization
For Further Information About the Labor Market
International Labor Orgaisation, Information on the Algerian labor market

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
Retirement Age
55 for women and 60 for men.
Working Contracts
Work contracts are governed by law. Collective agreements and individual negotiation supplement it.
Labor Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labor

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage (SNMG) is 18,000 DZD per month since 2012.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings is 45,000 DZD (around 525 USD).
Social contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 25%
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 9%

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
In Algeria there is one predominant union: the UGTA, General Union of Algerian Workers
Unions
General Union of Algerian Workers
Labor Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labor and National Solidarity

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