By Jessica Combes / CPI Financial
SOURCE : CPI Financial - Ride-hailing app Careem boosts employment across MENA
The ride-hailing company does not directly employ drivers, though they undergo training and receive other benefits, including emergency funds and free education, according to Co-Founder Mudassir Sheikha.
The platform currently has about 800,000 drivers, called Captains, who earn a living through Careem. “We’re creating 70-80,000 new jobs every month, which is probably one of the fastest job creating engines in the region… captains who work on the platform and earn a living that supports their families, sends their kids to schools and helps them improve the quality of their lives,” Sheikha told Arabian Business.
The company does not directly employ their drivers, but the company makes a point to look after them by providing training and other benefits, including emergency funds and free education.
Sheikha added that in the UAE an emergency fund is in place forcaptains, which they can tap into if they have a need that is not covered by their income, while in Pakistan, Careem has partnered with a number of schools where captains can send their children for education.