Jessica Maiorca


Innovative Financing Consultant

As the Innovative Financing Consultant for the Colorado Workforce Development Council office, Jessica leads the implementation of Colorado’s Innovative Financing Roadmap. The Roadmap advances a collaborative approach to ensure that training and educational opportunities are affordable to all Coloradans, encourage service provider accountability, and advance sustainable funding streams through the use of financial tools like income share agreements, social impact bonds, and pay-for-success contracts. Prior to joining CWDC in 2022, Jessica worked for OPEIU, a union of office workers, negotiating contracts and encouraging employers’ professional development systems. Jessica has supported programming focused on organizing garment workers in Bangladesh, recruited and developed employee training for businesses in Liberia, and implemented holistic programs aimed at increasing revenue for microenterprises in Ghana. Jessica holds a master's of industrial and labor relations. As a new Colorado resident, Jessica promises to learn to ski. You can find Jessica walking her dog or searching for the perfect cannoli.