WA’s unemployed youth in rejection cycle with entry-level jobs shortage

Unskilled young WA jobseekers are being left in a vicious unemployment cycle, with a shortage of entry level jobs, high competition for work and limited welfare payments hampering employment prospects. Social advocates have called for reforms to improve chances of employment, claiming that currently, “jobs simply don’t exist” for jobseekers without formal qualifications, leaving them…

Large numbers of Newstart receipients lose payments as many not fulfilling obligations

The federal government has warned Australia’s job seekers claiming Centrelink’s Newstart Allowance to meet their obligations, as many are being penalised for not fulfilling requirements. Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has released data showing a large number of people looking for work while on the payment have been suspended, for not meeting obligations including missing…