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August 13, 2014

Bankruptcy – a Legitimate Reset Button?

Any ethical bankruptcy lawyer will tell you that filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 should be your last resort. It is something that needs plenty of meaningful thought and the advice of professionals who help good people to see debt relief as achievable. There are ways to deal with debt that will not involve a filing of bankruptcy, but one size does not fit all.  The main thing to remember:  if you do nothing, the problem will not disappear. [Read more...]

Tennessee Solar Initiative to Create 200 to 400 New Jobs

Tennessee’s job market and solar initiative will be stimulated with the opening of a manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facility in Clinton, Tennessee. Confluence Solar, based in Missouri, will be investing $200 million for the new facility in Clinton, which is expected to create 200 to 400 new jobs.

Confluence Solar produces mono-crystal silicon ingots that increase the solar panelsefficiency of solar photovoltaic, which helps to reduce the cost of solar power generation. Tennessee, which has noticed a quick surge in solar capital investments and growth in solar research and development throughout the state, is eager to house the new facility. Wacker Chemie and Hemlock Semiconductor will be investing over $2 billion for the construction of polysilicon manufacturing facilities near Cleveland, Tennessee.

Some of the other initiatives in the state include the establishment of the Tennessee Solar Institute and an investment of $62.5 million in research and energy production. Tennessee Valley Energy Enterprise was introduced by the Department of Energy in March of 2009 for reusing federal sites for the purpose of energy related research.

The Governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, said that these new developments in addition to the advances in energy storage from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have helped to build a solar footprint throughout the state. Confluence Solar will be building its facility in the Clinton I-75 Industrial Park on a 25-acre site.

Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, elected officials, local economic developers and the Clinton Utilities Board worked together to seal the deal.

8 Recession Proof Jobs

As the unemployment rate has failed to improve and the recession remains in effect, I bet there are very few people out there who aren’t worried at least a bit over their job security. During these tough economic times, you never can tell whether any job is completely secure, but there are some jobs will always be in demand. Here are eight jobs that appear to be the most “recession proof.”

1. Entertainmententertainment

One of the only markets that continue to grow at a fast rate is the entertainment business. When people are dealing with a difficult recession, entertainment becomes increasingly important. Jobs involving movies, video games, alcohol, and nightlife venues become more in demand when times are tough.

2. Software Design and Developmentsoftware

According to the US Department of Labor, the software design and development industry is on track to be one of the fastest growing jobs through to 2016.

3. Accountantsaccounting

The recession has resulted in an increased demand for accountants. There are tougher accounting and auditing regulations, and more accountants are needed to help people with their finances.

4. Educationeducation

No matter what shape the economy is in, the nation’s youth must have access to education. Teachers and educators will always be needed; however location may play a part in where the jobs are located.

5. Law Enforcementlaw-enforecement

As times get harder, crime increases, putting law enforcement jobs such as police officers and security staff in high demand.

6. Funeral Services and Elder Care funeral

The high percentage of elderly today, and the aging population of baby boomers, keeps the funeral service business and care services for the elderly in high demand.

7. Doctors and Nurses healthcare1

Even during economic hardship life goes on, people get injured, have babies, get sick, and therefore will always need doctors and nurses.

8. Bankruptcy Attorneysbankruptcy-lawyers

Here at Clark & Washington, we have only seen an increase in the amount of bankruptcy filings since this recession began. As long as people continue to suffer from financial hardship, we will continue to stand by to provide support for those interested in filing bankruptcy!