BISMARCK, N.D. — Job Service North Dakota Executive Director Cheri Giesen has resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Gov. Doug Burgum announced Giesen’s resignation Tuesday. Her last day on the job will be Sept. 5. After that, state Labor Commissioner Michelle Kommer will handle the Job Service director duties on an interim basis.

Giesen was first appointed to lead Job Service in June 2014 by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Burgum reappointed her last December to lead the state’s workforce agency, which has about 160 employees and nine regional offices.

Giesen previously worked as Job Service’s information technology manager from 2000-2005.

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