Ride-sharing apps recruiting female drivers in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia finally lets women driveSaudi Arabia is finally allowing women to get behind the... Uber and its Dubai-based counterpart, Careem, are looking for female drivers in Saudi Arabia.
The call for applicants comes after the country granted women the right to drive in September.
Following Saudi Arabiaâs historic royal decree, Careem launched 90-minute training sessions in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Kohbar for Saudi women who had obtained a valid license while abroad.
âFrom the first moment, we announced our willingness to welcome the ladies to work on our platform,â Abdullah Elyas, Careemâs co-founder and chief privacy officer, told CNN.
Meanwhile, Uber plans to expand their âone-stop -shopsâ â" hubs that recruit Saudi male drivers â" to include prospective female employees. The company has also launched âlistening sessionsâ in Riyadh, which are meant to âshape the companyâs priorities and upcoming plans for women in the Kingdom,â according to Uberâs general manager in Saudi Arabia.
Eighty percent of Uberâs riders in Saudi Arabia are women; women make up 70 percent of Careemâs base, according to the company. Careem hopes to hire 10,000 âfemale captainsâ â" or drivers â" by June.Source: Google News Saudi Arabia | Netizen 24 Saudi Arabia