A new report from Anglicare, Positions Vacant? When The Jobs Aren’t There, shows that there is only one job advertised for every six low-skilled jobseekers in Australia.
The report warns that low skilled workers are increasingly excluded from the workforce raising concerns about the number of Australians being pushed below the poverty line.
The report shows that there were 138,044 people competing for 21,812 entry level jobs advertised across Australia in May.
This is proof that the Turnbull Government is failing to create Australian jobs.
The Turnbull Government should stop demonising vulnerable Australians and focus on creating jobs and opportunities for all Australians.
The report states that a total of 732,000 Australians were registered as unemployed and an estimated 875,200 were underemployed in June. An average 168,896 jobs are advertised each month.
The jobs crisis is most acute in South Australia and Tasmania. In South Australia there are nine jobseekers for every job vacancy and in Tasmania there are ten jobseekers for every job vacancy.
The Turnbull Government should stop using misleading figures to justify its plan to make massive cuts to vulnerable Australians.
Automation will make entry level jobs even more scarce, meaning a credible long term jobs plan from the Turnbull Government is even more vital.
But Mr Turnbull has no plan for jobs – all he wants to do is cut support to families and give a $50 billion tax handout to big business and the banks.
MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2016