Saudi Binladin Says It Paid Dismissed Workers Amid Protest

  • Group says affected jobs related to contracted projects
  • Company issued exit visas for 77,000 foreign workers: Al Watan

Construction cranes and towers at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, on March 9, 2016.

Photographer: Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images

The Saudi Binladin Group has fully compensated its dismissed workers, the company said, responding to local media reports that it fired thousands without pay. It described the job cuts as a routine measure amid a slowdown in the construction industry.

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