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

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.


Clinical trials to accelerate adoption of new drug treatments in Saudi Arabia

Updated 27 May 2020

Clinical trials to accelerate adoption of new drug treatments in Saudi Arabia

  • Trials are being led locally as an essential means to verify the safety and effectiveness of a new drug
  • Eli Lilly has a major role to play during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

RIYADH: Clinical trials in Saudi Arabia could speed up the adoption of new drugs locally, a pharmaceutical executive has told Arab News.

“Clinical trials have two very big benefits for the Kingdom. Firstly, they provide data in the long run with respect to safety and efficacy, catered specifically to the Saudi population. Secondly, they impact local investment and build healthcare capabilities,” Managing Director of Eli Lilly Dimitri Livadas said..

Lividas further explained that the clinical trial phase of any new treatment is crucial as it represents the stage between the adoption or rejection of a drug. Working with the Ministry of Health and with a presence in the Kingdom for 42 years, the pharmaceutical company began research trials in the country in 2016, consisting of five pre-marketing activities and three monitoring studies for post-marketing.

Lividas added that the trials are being led locally as an essential means to verify the safety and effectiveness of a new drug before it is put to the market and introduced to patients. The majority of these are focused on diabetes, oncology, immunology, and osteoporosis.

“We genuinely believe that our future is here in Saudi Arabia. We continue to make great progress in having a commercial organization in the Kingdom that is fully staffed by Saudi nationals,” said Lividas.

As a biopharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly has a major role to play during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It recently announced partnership with AbCellera to develop a treatment for the virus and aims to enter into clinical trials this year.

“I salute the Saudi authorities for their strong measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. I think it is an example to the world on how to do this. I would like to also express my gratitude toward all healthcare professionals who are currently on the frontlines, risking their own health to help others," Lividas said.