Monday, May 6, 2024

SM Supermalls emerges as one of the Philippines' largest job creators

In commemoration of Labor Day last May 1, SM Supermalls reaffirmed its commitment to fostering employment opportunities for Filipinos by hosting simultaneous nationwide job fairs. Partnering with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Public Employment Service Offices (PESO), Local Government Units (LGUs), industry associations, and SM Retail, SM Supermalls proudly facilitated these events as part of its community efforts.

In the photo: SM Mall of Asia Senior Assistant Vice President Perkin So (left), Pasay District Representative Hon. Antonio Calixto (2nd from left), Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano (third from left), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Officer-In-Charge (OIC)-Director II Atty. Gerard Peter Mariano (4th from left), Pasay City Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) Manager Filipinas Rosario Sampang (2nd from right), and Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director Cariza Dacuma (right) during the SM Mall of Asia Job Fair last May 1.

As one of the largest job creators in the Philippines, SM Supermalls is dedicated to reducing unemployment by holding weekly job fairs across its extensive network of malls. During the May 1 job fair alone, SM Supermalls welcomed nearly 20,000 job seekers, with a significant number receiving on-the-spot job offers, totaling more than 2,000 newly employed individuals. This demonstrates the effectiveness of these initiatives in connecting individuals with immediate employment opportunities.

Hired-on-the-Spot (HOTS)! Last May 1, a successful job applicant receives an on-the-spot job offer at the SM Mall of Asia Job Fair.

SM Supermalls also announced its continued commitment to job creation by hosting weekly job fairs every month until November. These events, held in collaboration with government agencies, industry associations, and private sector partners, aim to provide Filipinos with access to diverse employment opportunities in sectors such as retail, Food and Beverage (F&B), Information Technology (IT), and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

A snapshot into the SM City Bacolod Labor Day Job Fair.

“The SM Group is invested in market-leading businesses that are innovative and relevant to the needs of the Filipino, to strengthen the private sector's role in nation-building,” remarked SM Supermalls’ President Steven Tan. “By hosting weekly job fairs, we are not only connecting individuals with employment opportunities but also supporting the growth of industries crucial to the Philippine economy.”

A massive crowd of job seekers at the SM Mall of Asia Job Fair on Labor Day.

For more information about SM Supermalls' upcoming job fairs and employment opportunities, please visit or follow @SMSupermalls on social media. (SM Supermalls)