& # 39; I do my very best & # 39 ;: young people complain that they cannot find a job – with someone applying for 140 jobs without having ANY interview
- Tasmanian youth have difficulty finding a job due to lack of contacts on staff
- Many said that companies preferred hiring young people because they are cheaper
- The unemployment rate in Tasmania was the highest in Australia in July
Young Australians have revealed that finding a job is almost impossible, applying for hundreds of positions without landing a single job interview.
Several young people living in Hobart, Tasmania, have said they were overlooked for a job because of their appearance and lack of connections.
The suburb of Glenorchy in the capital currently has the highest unemployment rate that is 66 percent higher than the national average.
Neysan Pertl (photo) said that he had applied for 140 jobs since February, without ending a single interview
The Tasmanian man, Neysan Pertl, 24, revealed that he had applied for 140 jobs since February of this year without even getting one interview.
& # 39; It is very mentally exhausting and it puts you in great doubt and you think, & # 39; where am i going with my life? & # 39;. & # 39; Neysan told the ABC.
He said that getting a job in Tasmania had a lot to do with having connections in the workforce.
Neysan eventually got a job at a tomato farm near his house, but said he would still have problems with money because the work is only seasonal.
Jasmyn Wilton, a 19-year-old living in Hobart, said she had applied numerous jobs without success.
Jasmyn Wilton (photo) said she was often overlooked because of jobs, because they preferred to retain younger staff for cheaper wages
Mrs Wilton believes that her age played a role in her lack of job offers, despite the fact that she had tried different positions for three years.
& # 39; I feel that I am not good enough to work, not good enough for them & she said.
She claimed that many companies preferred 16 or 17 staff because their wages were lower.
Mrs. Wilton is currently studying English and mathematics at TAFE to help her gain a position.
John Sherrin, 22, revealed that he lost his apprenticeship job last week and said that he was doing his best & # 39; to find another.
Many believe it is so difficult to find a job in Tasmania because it is because of the connections that people have in the workforce (file image)
& # 39; I really think that something is very different from the way people look and how they talk, exactly as they act. But you don't have to judge someone before you actually see how they work, & he said.
Mr. Sherrin said that unless you knew people who worked at the company, there was little chance of finding a job.
Tasmanian Council of Social Services CEO, Kym Goodes, said transportation was the biggest barrier for people who found a job because many had limited access.
Youth unemployment in Hobart is currently at 17 percent.
In July, Tasmania appeared to have the highest unemployment rate in the country.
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