Contracts in Algeria

Overview by

The Active Population in Figures

Main Indicators 2006200520042003
Labor Force 10 109 6009 656 0007 798 4106 684 050
Labor Force (Annual Growth, %) 4.7023.8216.67-
Rate of Activity (%) ----
Unemployment Rate (%) 12.315.317.723.7

Source: International Labor Organization
United Nations Statistics Division

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

Management of Human Resources



Method of Recruitment
In general, applications are made by post.The method of recruitment in Algeria is by face to face interview.
Recruitment Agencies
The ANEM (National Employment Agency) is the official employment agency.
Recruitment Websites
Dz-recrute, leading recruitment website in Algeria
Algérie Emploi

The Contract

Type of Contract
Work contracts are governed by law. Collective agreements and individual negotiation supplement it.
Breach of Contracts
  • Retirement
There are several ways of retiring: early retirement, automatic retirement and official retirement.
  • Dismissals
The employer initiates dismissals:
- redundancy (people speak of cutbacks, "compression", in Algeria) is either individual or mass redundancy
- dismissal for professional misconduct
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  • Other Possible Methods
Resignation; this is initiated by the employee.
Labor Laws
Labor Code
All the elements of Algerian social law on the ILO website
All the elements of Algerian social law on the LexAlgeria website.

Dispute Settlement


Conciliation Process

  • Procedure
The Labor Code

Judicial Structures

  • Legal Framework
The Labor Code
  • Competent Legal Body
Social Affairs Tribunals and Labor Inspectorates

Social Partners

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

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