SBPA offers professional networking resources, training, advice, and peer support to members in their job search.

The South Bay Professional Association (SBPA) is the Torrance Chapter of Experience Unlimited (EU) sponsored by Employment Development Department (EDD). SBPA is a peer support and networking organization comprised of professional, managerial, and technical people with industry expertise who find themselves back in the job market. Working together, members support each other to identify employment opportunities.

Our Mission

To provide a forum where members can share information, ideas, and networking contacts to secure employment.

SBPA Member Spotlight

SBPA Head Writer: Rodney Gordy

Find out why Head Writer Rodney Gordy moved from Detroit to Los Angeles, and what he’s doing in the music industry!

Alumni Successes & Testimonials

Our latest success story is Salvador Rodriguez, who has accepted an offer to work for the California State University’s Marketing Communications team.

S. Rodriguez

“I joined SBPA in the spring (2022), and I’ve been fortunate to work with the leadership and to support this team with marketing projects, recruitment and retention. SBPA is a great resource in a person’s job search, from resume building to practice interviews, from creating your 20-second ‘infomercial’ to keeping your technical skills sharp via projects – I highly recommend being an active member!”

Click here to read more testimonials from our talented alumni.

In-Person Monthly Meetings

During this transition post-pandemic, we meet in person on the first Monday of the month beginning Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

Weekly Monday Meetings over Zoom

Subsequent Monday meetings will be over Zoom starting at 9:00 a.m.

Join us here:
Meeting ID: 817 6731 0984
Passcode: 401303

New Member Orientation

Becoming a member is simple! Attend Orientation on the fourth Wednesday of each month in person at South Bay 1-Stop Business & Career Center in Torrance: 1220 Engracia Ave. Torrance, CA.

New Member Orientation Dates

  • Feb. 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Mar. 22 , 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Apr. 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jun. 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • July 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Aug. 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Contact us at for details.