SM City Bacolod eyes to generate additional 2,000 local jobs for Bacoleños and Negrenses as SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is spending P1.4 billion for the two-phase expansion of them all at Rizal Street, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City.
Floressa May Castro, SM public relations manager, yesterday said Bacoleños can look forward to a destination mall with the addition of more stores, leisure and entertainment facilities and a center for business and commerce.
When the expansion is completed in 2014, SM City Bacolod and its tenants hope to provide new jobs in Bacolod to handle various functions, either in the mall or the new and existing stores that we will house, she also said.
“SM City Bacolod is considered a medium mall versus the other SM Supermalls. When the expansion sees its completion, we can be classified as a medium-sized mall in comparison to its other SM City counterparts,” Castro said.
The Annex has a gross ground floor area of 102, 043 square meters that increased the total GFA of the mall to 171, 380, she said. The Annex will also offer a gross leasable area of 81.204 sqm.
Meanwhile, Moises de la Cruz, manager of Public Employment Service Office of Bacolod, said this is a welcome sign to all job seekers of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. It will help generate more employment and more money supply circulating in the city, he added.*LTG