The Media School

Bloomington may not have the best job market for international residents

April 18th, 2019

Fourth year IU graduate student Hyejin Park, a 37-year-old South Korea native, knows numerous international residents, of multiple ethnicities, but mostly fellow Koreans, who have difficulties finding legal, part-time jobs.

“I think language is maybe the largest barrier, and the second one is maybe culture, like accepted-ness,” she said.

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Economic and Sustainable Development’s Brian Payne thrives in Bloomington

April 2nd, 2019

Brian Payne sat comfortably on his black-cushioned chair in a City Hall conference room in downtown Bloomington, clapping his hands after the lights automatically shut off.

Surrounded by white walls, tattooed with city maps and historical photographs, his eyes squinted through his Ingram Clear MVMT glasses while grinning infectiously.

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Interviewing Bloomington residents difficult, but worthwhile

March 28th, 2019

Throughout early February, I went out into the streets of downtown Bloomington to find out what the locals think of a current issue involved with my beat, labor and the economy. With the recent federal government shutdown fresh in people’s minds, I kept my questions focused on the area’s current job market.

It certainly wasn’t easy, as I battled poor weather, a lingering fever, nerves and several uninterested residents. Ultimately, I was pleased to meet the people I did and happy with the answers what I found out.

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Bloomington citizens are optimistic about job market

March 26th, 2019

Bloomington residents are relatively positive about the availability and quality of jobs in the area, despite some lingering issues, according to four random interviews on Feb. 14 in the downtown area.

They agreed that Bloomington’s balance of big and small business helps keep jobs readily available.

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On the Beat – Labor & the Economy

February 21st, 2019


Jan. 31, 2019

Eric Morath, The Wall Street Journal

In the wake of the federal government’s shutdown, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its report of January’s labor market Friday, Feb. 1. Common trends such as the hiring rate, unemployment rate and hourly wages are expected to remain steady.

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Bio: Cam Trippel

Cam Trippel
Cameron Trippel is a junior at IU pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in media with a specialization in sports journalism. He enjoys creative writing and has taken multiple intensive writing courses at IU. Currently, he is a sports-talk radio host at WIUX, IU’s student radio station, and the Vice President of Views at IU, an outdoors/hiking club. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career somewhere in the radio or sports industry. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, being outside, enjoying good food and spending leisure time with family and friends