Entry level jobs are becoming increasingly difficult to find, as more than 111,000 people look to enter the workforce.
An Anglicare Australia jobs availability snapshot found only 26,000 entry-level jobs are available.
Executive Director Kasy Chambers says at least four jobseekers are competing for one entry-level job.
“There are not enough entry-level jobs for those who need them most – people with significant barriers to entering and staying in the workforce,” Ms Chambers says. “We found that low-skilled entry-level jobs are disappearing, and there aren’t enough of them in any part of the country.”
The worst-affected states are South Australia and Tasmania; approximately eight South Australians are competing for every available entry-level job in their state, while there is one position for every 12 jobseekers on the island state.