Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Social Responsibility Position at Oakland

By Karen Robes Meeks

Julina Bonilla is the new workforce development manager in the Port of Oakland’s Social Responsibility Division. The newly created position involves overseeing a program that gives residents access to port-related employment opportunities and working with government agencies, schools, labor and the community to create a job readiness and placement program.

“Julina Bonilla brings strong leadership skills, a deep knowledge of workforce development innovation and success in building coalitions to get things done,” said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. “Her collaborative approach and track record of delivering results will benefit our efforts to increase employment.”

Bonilla has more than 20 years of this realm, most recently serving as executive director of the West Oakland Jobs Resource Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley.