Bankruptcy Lawyer in Bloomington, Indiana Reports on Indiana Jobs

February 9, 2012 11:09 pm Published by

I’m always happy to share glimpses of good news with my Bankruptcy in Indiana readers.  That goes double when it comes to news about jobs. Believe me, as a debt consolidation lawyer offering Indiana bankruptcy help, I’ve gotten real up close and personal with the jobseffects of the recession.  Plain and simple, successfully emerging from individual bankruptcy in Indiana (whether we’re talking about bankruptcy Chapter 7 in Indiana or about people filing under Chapter 13 bankruptcy law) is all about having income from jobs.

With four Zuckerberg bankruptcy law offices serving central and southern Indiana, I’m always alert for news about hirings and firings (always hoping for more of the former, less of the latter, of course). News gems I’ve uncovered recently include:

  • Sunshine Manufacturing, producer of tanning products, is relocating from Arizona to Indianapolis (my Indianapolis bankruptcy lawyer colleagues are thrilled about this), moving into a plan that will employ 220 full-time workers.
  • Alcoa will be greatly expanding its aluminum-lithium alloy plant near Lafayette, Indiana.

Everyone providing bankruptcy services in Indiana has to rejoice in the overall news about Indiana and its jobs. “Indiana’s workforce grew in December by the largest amount in 35 years,” reports Indianapublicmedia.org, adding that we added 1,200 private sector jobs last month, with the labor market increasing by more than 1,700.  Together with my colleagues the Indianapolis, Anderson, Bloomington, and Columbus bankruptcy lawyers, I’m absolutely thrilled that our state created the second-most jobs in the country last month (behind Teas and just ahead of California)!

But, you Bankruptcy in Indiana readers might ask, does that mean our unemployment rate has fallen?  Well…actually, no, not really yet. We’ve still got a long, long way to go to get everyone working who wants to and needs to work.

Whatever the number, though, the new jobs mean that at least some debtors will be able keep up their three to five year debt repayment plans under Chapter 13 bankruptcy law in Indiana.  At least some debtors who’ve filed bankruptcy Chapter 7 in Indiana will be able to regularly pay their bills and set aside an emergency fund.  For some debtors, their new jobs will mean I can help stop foreclosure on their homes.  For some debtors, it will mean that, with debt discharged through bankruptcy, they’ll have enough income, and that will let me offer student loan debt help. 

For this bankruptcy lawyer in Indiana, it’s been a long, long haul watching good workers lose jobs.  There may not be enough new jobs, but let me tell you, new jobs offer new hope for those emerging from bankruptcy in Indiana!  

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