1,000 Saudi men & women apply to become Careem captains

Saudi women can apply to become full-time Careem captains with a guaranteed monthly income and additional benefits.
Updated 06 May 2019
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1,000 Saudi men & women apply to become Careem captains

App-based ride-hailing service Careem has concluded the Careem Career Fair in Dammam in partnership with the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) and the National Labor Gateway (Taqat). The exhibition was attended by 1,000 Saudi men and women from the Eastern Province.

General Manager of the Eastern Province at Careem Iyad Al-Dalooj said: “We are proud of the large turnout at the Careem Career Fair in Dammam as it reflects users’ trust in the company in the Kingdom in general and the Eastern Province in particular. A total of 1,000 Saudi men and women from the Eastern Province have applied to become Careem captains, and perhaps the launch of the iOS version of the Careem Captain App has boosted the turnout of applicants through the easy process of applying for available positions. We at Careem are delighted to welcome these applicants to the team, where they will become full-time captains with a guaranteed monthly income and a multitude of additional benefits.”

The Careem Career Fair in Dammam is the second of its kind for the company; the first conference, which was held earlier this month in Jeddah, welcomed more than 8,000 Saudi applicants seeking to join Careem as full-time captains. Applicants started their jobs immediately after applying.

New employees who meet the company’s criteria will receive a guaranteed monthly income of SR7,500 ($2,000) with multiple options as well as additional benefits, including health insurance and optional social insurance. Careem also offers several options that enable Saudi youth to obtain a suitable car with facilitated financing provided they are at least 20 years old, have an official driving license and do not own a car. 

Careem will organize a career fair in Riyadh in the coming period as part of its efforts to attract Saudi talents and help create job opportunities for Saudi youth.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.