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Special Report: Economic Forecast South Florida business face formidable challenges in 2009

Deborah Vazquez, CEO of PROTECH, was featured in an article “Special Report: Economic Forecast South Florida business face formidable challenges in 2009.”

Excerpt:

“We’ve already been hearing about a lot of competitors that are downsizing or considering closing their doors altogether,” said Deborah Vazquez, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Protech Personnel. Her staffing agency places technical workers in jobs with companies that produce information technology. Vazquez recently was recruiting to increase the size of her internal staff from 11 employees to 13. She opened her tech staffing agency in 2000, when many Internet-based companies collapsed after speculative investments in their stocks soured, and doubts that the current economic downturn will be worse.

“I don’t think this one is going to be as bad as the dot-com crash,” Vazquez said. One reason for her optimism is strength in the education and health services. “We have worked pretty extensively with companies that make software for hospitals and for schools,” she said.

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