Jorge Tapia

Jorge Tapia

Cluster Manager, Employment Development Department

Jorge leads a local American Job Center of California, a team of professional Employment Specialists, Career Advisors, Veteran Representatives, Trade Adjustment Act Coordinators and Youth Mentors.  With his guidance, his team helps to enhance California's economic growth and prosperity by delivering valuable and innovative services to meet the needs of local employers, workers, and job seekers in the community. Jorge is a former member of the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board; he serves as a current member of the Workforce Investment Board in San Francisco, and he is the current Chairperson on the San Francisco Welfare to Work Committee.  Being active on these boards, allow him the opportunity to work together with various organizations that share common goals which are to assist dislocated workers in the San Francisco community. 

Jorge is also an active member of the International Association of Working Professionals this enables him to maintain communication and involvement with numerous professionals in the Bay Area.  Jorge obtained his Law Degree in his birth country of Nicaragua. In 1997, Jorge was appointed by the Nicaraguan Government as the Legal Agent for the Nicaraguan Consulate in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past ten years Jorge has also served as an Employment Development Department Program Manager in Riverside County (Southern California) and Santa Clara County (Northern California) giving him an extensive experience in Workforce Development.