Tom Colombo, Assistant Director of Workforce Development
Tom Colombo is the Assistant Director for the Workforce Development Division of the Human Services Department. He has extensive experience managing workforce programs, with over 8 years in senior level management positions within the Arizona Department of Economic Security. During this time, Tom's areas of responsibility encompassed 19 Federally and State funded employment training programs, including Employment Security, Veteran's Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Business Outreach, Unemployment Insurance, JOBS (TANF), and WIOA. Additionally, he managed multiple fund sources with budgets ranging from $74-$700 million as well as a staff of 300-1,100 employees. Tom has a comprehensive understanding of the critical needs of job seekers and employers, the roles and responsibilities of Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as the importance of working in partnership with contracted and community agencies. He is committed to working collaboratively to make continuous improvements the meet the pressing need for quality workforce development programs and services throughout Maricopa County.