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A lack of entry-level roles in Australia over the last decade could be forcing many into financial difficulty claims a new report.
Such vacancies are ideal for those with limited skills and experience and often provide a vital step into the job market.
During the same time period, 37 per cent of jobs advertised required a bachelor degree or higher qualification.
“Rather than looking at the most effective mechanisms for improving participation by the unemployed, especially disadvantaged jobseekers, successive governments have adopted approaches aimed at shaping behaviour and punishing people when they do not respond as required,” explained the report’s authors.
The report from the welfare group called for more to be done to remove barriers to employment and ensure there are suitable positions available.