Jiangsu Human Resource and Social Security Department recently announced the adjustment of the local minimum wage standard for 2013. The minimum monthly salaries are RMB 1,480 in first-tier areas (with an increase of 12.1% over the previous year), RMB 1,280 in second-tier areas (with an increase of 15.5% over the previous year), and RMB 1,100 in third-tier areas (with an increase of 15.8% over the previous year). For part-time employment, minimum hourly wages are: RMB 13 in first-tier areas (with an increase of 13% over the previous year), RMB 11 in second-tier areas (with an increase of 14.6% over the previous year), and RMB 9.5 in third-tier areas (with an increase of 14.5% over the previous year).

Meanwhile, the remuneration a company pays to an intern for in-post practice or a student who takes a part-time job while studying at college shall be based on hourly rate and shall not be lower than the local hourly minimum wage for part-time employment.