You do not get paid well and do not have many perks, but these jobs are the most sought after in the country.
Not every person gets a chance to get into university and neither does he get a government job. But some of the hardest jobs to obtain in Australia may not really require any qualifications Angler Australia’s Jobs Availability Snapshot, published today, reveals how difficult it is for those who need the most support to find and retain work. The snapshot looks at the plight of people classified as “Stream C” jobbers, which may include people with disabilities, older workers who lost their jobs later in life, who are in Year 12, Indigenous Australians and refugees Do not meet. Many of these are not “job snobs” for employed people, which are for the right job. Instead, they are simply looking for “level 5” positions that require at least qualification or experience
Yet entry-level positions are difficult to find.
In May 2019, only 10 percent of the vacancies were suitable for jobs that did not have qualifications or work experience. It’s fall 2006 when they made 22 percent of the vacancies. These include scavengers, farmworkers, clerical assistants, workers, food preparation workers, and vendors. The drop in entry-level jobs has reflected a shift towards higher-skilled jobs as Australia shifts from primary industries to a more service-based economy. About 40 percent of job vacancies now require a bachelor’s degree or at least five years of work experience. “From these findings, it is clear that there is strong competition for the shrinking number of jobs,” Snapshot said. The snapshot shows that for every entry-level job advertised in Australia, there are now five Stream C job seekers competing for the position. Competition for these jobs is even more fierce in states such as Tasmania, where about 14 working people compete. These numbers do not include other less disadvantaged jobbers who are applying for these jobs because they are unemployed or for other reasons. Between 2014 and 2019, national job advertisements with the highest growth (29.1 percent) were for positions requiring the highest level of skills. Advertisements for jobs at other skill levels also increased at least 11.4 percent, excluding Level 5 jobs, which was the only category to decline, with a 14 percent drop. In the last 20 years, jobs requiring the highest skill levels also accounted for nearly half of total employment growth (45.3 percent), while the lowest-skilled jobs experienced only 8.6 percent employment growth. “There are not enough jobs to meet the demand in any part of the country at this skill level,” said Australia Executive Director Casey Chambers. “The situation is most difficult in South Australia and Tasmania. In South Australia, nine of these jobbers are competing for each suitable job. And in Tasmania, a staggering 14 jobbers are competing for each of these jobs. ”
Anglicare Australia believes that those in greatest need now face the biggest competition for work.
Stream C workers are managed by 16 percent of job networks and often do not move quickly from Newstart like other jobbers. On average it now takes five years for a Stream C jobseeker to find work. Meanwhile, they are relying on Newstart payments that are “frozen to dangerously low levels”, the snapshot notes. “Centrelink and Jobactive Network have suspended payments to more than 580,000 people for not making enough efforts for the job. But our research shows that jobs are not there, ”said Ms. Chambers