Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email:

Jacob Maxwell

Jacob Maxwell

Workforce Development Manager385-256-5565

Jake Maxwell has nearly 9 years experience with the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services, serving in a variety of roles and programs designed to prepare and connect Utah’s Workforce to employers. For the last 5 years with the State, he focused specifically on homeless initiatives and developed a comprehensive understanding of Salt Lake City homelessness, housing, and wage issues and built a large network of partnerships. A key accomplishment was playing an integral role in developing, launching and managing the workforce program through Operation Rio Grande Phase 3: Dignity of Work, executed by the Governor. Within Dignity of Work, he connected employers to individuals experiencing homelessness through a myriad of events, projects, and cohorts. Through his experience with the State, he offers a comprehensive knowledge of Workforce programs and policies, utilization of tax credits and involvement in tax credit reform and implementation of Workforce strategies on a large scale.
In my spare time, he can be found pedaling a bike year round or spending time with my family.