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Lockheed Martin To Expand Workforce at Brevard County, Florida, Facility

Lockheed Martin will expand its workforce, creating 130 new jobs by 2017 in Brevard County, Florida. The jobs will support the US Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program in Cape Canaveral.

Governor Rick Scott said, “These 130 new jobs mean Florida families will have even more opportunity to get a great job. More than 865,000 new private-sector jobs have been added statewide in the last 4 1Ž2 years and we’re here in Paris to make sure aerospace and defense companies from around the world know Florida is the best state in the U.S. for job creation.”

“Governor Scott, the State of Florida and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast have provided tremendous support for bringing these jobs to Brevard County,” said Mathew Joyce, Vice President of Fleet Ballistic Missile programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

As the Navy’s strategic missile prime contractor, Lockheed Martin currently employs more than 500 people at Cape Canaveral to support the nation’s submarine-based strategic deterrent.

Lynda Weatherman, President/CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast stated, “Lockheed Martin could have chosen to expand in any one of its major sites. The decision to expand their footprint in Brevard County is a win for our community. The additional 130 jobs, paying an average wage of $85k will impact our entire community.

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