SMI employs a diverse workforce, to benefit from a varied range of skills, backgrounds and perspectives. It employs people based on the skills and experience required for each particular position, without discrimination according to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or any other factor.
In the year ending December 2008, SMI provided jobs for 209 employees and 846 contractors. More than half of the total workforce or 54.5% came from the Project’s three host municipalities, 26.4% from the surrounding provinces and cities, 17.7% from other Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas areas, and only 1.4% originated from outside of the Philippines.
As the Tampakan Project is still in the early stages of exploration, there are limited full-time employment opportunities available. However as the project progress, employment opportunities are expected to increase.