28,000 women apply for 30 train driver jobs in Saudi Arabia

Zachary Weaver
Mar 11, 2022

A rail company recruiting 30 female train drivers in Saudi Arabia says it has received 28,000 applications.

The successful candidates will drive high-speed trains between the holy cities of Mecca and Medina after a year of training.

For decades, Saudi Arabia had one of the world’s lowest female workforce participation rates.

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Zachary Weaver

I am blessed with a funny gene that makes me enjoy life to the fullest. I love to travel, eat and jog. I write interesting topics in middle east and beyond