Careem ‘heavily recruiting’ as company continues to shake-up working model

SourceArabian Business

UAE-based Careem is “heavily recruiting” new staff as the company continues to drive a course of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

And it was revealed on Wednesday that its ‘remote first’ programme of working, which was introduced last September and has just launched into its second phase, has played a key role in attracting and retaining top talent.

In May last year it was announced that Careem was to lay off 31 percent of its workforce as a result of Covid-19, which saw its business drop 80 percent. Coronavirus-related restrictions at the height of the pandemic also led to a 90 percent drop in the company’s ride-hailing business and 60 percent in its delivery business across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.

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However, co-founder and CEO, Mudassir Sheikha, who reiterated a previous prediction that a full recovery in business would more...