The co-founder of Dubai based ride Careem, Mudassir Sheikha is creating around 80,000 new jobs for men and women every month. The company has about 800,000 captains who earn a living through Careem.
Sheikha said, “In the way we work with these captains, we are not just focused on giving them a way to earn a living but we take it upon ourselves to look after them. There are many things we’ve done to help them in various times of need.”
He also said, “we have an emergency fund for captains in UAE which they can use if they have a need that is not covered by their income and in Pakistan we recently launched a partnership with some schools that allow our captains to send their kids to school and get education.”
Sheikha said, “We are working to get women to work on the platform as well.”
He added that it is an opportunity and a responsibility to create employment opportunities for both men and women.