Part-time job challenge

Young Australians are stuck in “part-time purgatory” with 44 per cent of all 20-24 year-olds not in full-time work, according to a new report.

Part-time employment has quadrupled in the 40 years since 1978, hindering young people’s ability to build strong financial foundations, the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence said in its latest Youth Unemployment Monitor.

“Young Australians today face job challenges their parents and grandparents simply could not have imagined,” Brotherhood executive director Conny Lenneberg said.

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