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Alaska’s Rapid Response Team

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has a statewide team of Rapid Response Specialists.  The Team is comprised of representatives throughout the state that provide information, resources and services to businesses and workers in transition.

The Rapid Response Team Mission is: To provide proactive customized strategies, support and assistance to businesses, communities, families and individuals to minimize the impact of job loss and closures.

The members of the Rapid Response Team are:

Lisa Mielke , ESD Coordinator -

Rocky Grimes, Anchorage/MatSu Valley -

Melanie MacPherson, Anchorage/MatSu Valley

Carolyn Vanzant, Kenai/Cordova/Kodiak/Valdez –
(907) 335-3066

Demetria Veasy, Fairbanks/Northern Interior -

Lena Mathlaw, Bethel/Nome/Kotzebue/Dillingham/Bristol Bay -  

Barb Truitt, Ketchikan/Prince of Wales/Southern Southeast

Heidi Carlson , Juneau/Northern Southeast –

Mailing Address and Fax:
PO Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811-5509
Fax (907)465-8753

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