The employment at SM City Bataan can reach 1,500 to 2,000 workers for its full operation. Jhoana Gatdula, assistant mall manager, said they are looking for 1,500 to 2,000 workers with priority to local residents. We hope to contribute to Bataan’s robust economy by providing jobs to residents here, she said.
She also said they are very happy for the overwhelming support of Bataan and Balanga City leaders led by Gov. Joet Garcia and City Mayor Francis Garcia. The two officials were unfortunately out of the country during the blessing and inauguration of the mall on May 18. Vice Gov. Cris Garcia, Bataan 2nd district Rep. Abet Garcia, Bataan 3rd district Rep. Gila Garcia, and City Vice Mayor Vianca Venzon-Gozon were present in the event. SM Engineering Design and Development Corp. president Hans Sy Jr. and SM Supermall president Steven Tan were also present.
The mall formally started operation the next day, May 19. It is located at the heart of the city in Barangay Ibayo just beside Bataan Terminal Complex. SM City Bataan is the 83rd SM Supermall in the country.