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October 17, 2017

Florida Business Newsmakers in 2011

These business people were exceptionally notable during the past year.

Florida Trend Staff | 12/28/2011

DEBRA ERVING
Former employee of NASA contractor Dynamac, Titusville

Debra Erving
[Photo: Betsey Hansen]

Looking and Hoping
Months before Atlantis rolled to a stop at Kennedy Space Center in July, ending the 30-year shuttle program, Debra Erving's 15-year job working for a NASA contractor came to an end. In February, as the contract she served ended, she was laid off from her job as a secretary at Dynamac. Erving's job is one of the estimated 8,000 to disappear with the shuttle program. While some workers have found new employment, or have started a business, many are struggling. Erving has exhausted her savings while submitting lots of resumes, following leads and searching. As of November, all she had was "just a lot of hope" but no bitterness. "I use my faith."

— Mike Vogel

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