Ride-sharing apps recruiting female drivers in Saudi Arabia

By On January 11, 2018

Ride-sharing apps recruiting female drivers in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi 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 Arabia’s 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.

“From the first moment, we announced our willingness to welcome the ladies to work on our platform,” Abdullah Elyas, Careem’s co-founder and chief privacy officer, told CNN.

Meanwhile, Uber plans to expand their “one-stop -shops” â€" hubs that recruit Saudi male drivers â€" to include prospective female employees. The company has also launched “listening sessions” in Riyadh, which are meant to “shape the company’s priorities and upcoming plans for women in the Kingdom,” according to Uber’s general manager in Saudi Arabia.

Eighty percent of Uber’s riders in Saudi Arabia are women; women make up 70 percent of Careem’s base, according to the company. Careem hopes to hire 10,000 “female captains” â€" or drivers â€" by June.

Source: Google News Saudi Arabia | Netizen 24 Saudi Arabia

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