Recent research suggests that there aren’t enough employment opportunities in Australia to accommodate the amount of individuals seeking for work who have little to no training or experience. It demonstrates that for every six low-skilled job searchers in Australia, only one job is posted. Positions Vacant?, an Anglicare report. There has been a decrease trend in lower-skilled jobs over a decade, and an increase in demand for higher level positions, according to When the Jobs Aren’t There. Concerns were expressed regarding the growing number of low-skilled workers who would be forced into poverty as the labour market becomes more unresponsive to their needs. Only 13% of all job openings in May required a high school diploma or equivalent, according to the data, down significantly from 21% in 2006. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 37 percent of jobs posted in May were for roles that demand a bachelor’s degree or above. Jobs requiring the greatest degree of expertise have been advertised the most often in the last year, with an average of 60,000 a month, compared to only 25,000 for positions requiring the least expertise. Unemployed and low-skilled Australians are finding it more difficult to get a job, according to Tony Nicholson, executive director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. We are seeing an increasing emphasis on knowledge and service-based businesses, as well as a premium on skills and certifications and experience,” he said in a statement on Monday. There is an overall decrease in the number of low-skilled, entry-level employment that jobless individuals may have simply strolled into and utilised as a starting point for a career path in the previous decades. Even in high-growth industries like social assistance and health care, according to Nicholson, employers increasingly expect that workers have credentials and skills. It was his belief that the federal government needed to grasp the fact that the jobless need assistance in acquiring the skills and talents necessary to compete in today’s employment market. “Many policymakers are beginning to realise this,” he added. To the contrary, the “continuing public campaign in politics and the media” that says jobless people are solely to blame for their predicament and that they should strive harder and more effectively to find employment is condemned by the Anglicare study. According to the report, officials need to be aware of the complexity of the economy. According to the research, “disadvantaged job searchers face significant impediments to employment.” People on benefits, for example, have to deal with many activity assessments and financial penalties that are based on the assumption that they might find job if they tried more. For example, instead of looking at the most effective strategies for increasing unemployment, particularly among those with disadvantageous economic circumstances, successive administrations have pursued tactics targeted at moulding behaviour and penalising those who do not react as necessary.” Following Christian Porter’s warnings that the welfare system was broken because “thousands of parents seeking government assistance are financially better off without finding a job,” the study was released today. A single mother with four children might earn $52,523 from different government payouts, which is more than the $39,841 take-home pay of the ordinary worker, according to his argument for welfare reduction.