Hispanic Professional Network
Tennessee is a favorable state for immigration because of its resources, job availability and economic stability.
Hispanic households have the lowest range of income with the highest number of dependents and there is a direct link between income and education. Hispanic children face barriers to education such as language and poverty. There is an increased high school dropout rate, often making low income or seasonal jobs the only options.
However, Tennessee experienced an economic restructuring after the recession that created more entry-level positions, thus making rural Tennessee counties a desired place of residency. Positions in the auto industry, food processing, and farming are abundant and sought after. Fortunately, this restructuring and availability of jobs has led to an increased rural residency. READ MORE AT KNOX NEWS