Uber Setting up Support Centre for Female Driver Partners in Saudi Arabia
Uber Technologies, the ride-sharing app has launched a dedicated centre for female partner support in Saudi Arabia for enabling women to work in the company as driver partners. This move by the company follows the announcement by the Kingdom that said that from June 2018, women are going to be allowed to drive.
The centre will be a one-stop shop in the sense that Uber will partner up with all the essential stakeholders for facilitating the paperwork, access and training for driving the vehicles, which will also include an access to a driving school that’ll be run by 3rd party partners from the government.
It has been said that the process for signing up the female drivers will begin shortly just before they apply for the license, something that’s expected to take place by June 2018.
It’s likely that this will increase the driver pool of the drivers for the company, although, it will also have to face a decrease in the demand as up to 80 percent of all the bookings in the country are made by women.