Julian Evans is juggling several casual jobs but desperately needs more work.
His main job is at a hospital, where he works 15 hours a week as a theatre orderly.
The taekwondo black belt also runs some martial arts classes for five to six hours a week, and for extra cash he does a newspaper round on the weekend.
He also occasionally volunteers for an advocacy group for jobless people.
“Working at the hospital gives me a reasonable number of hours,” he said.
“But because it’s casual, and it’s based on need, I don’t always have a shift that’s as long as I might like.”
With about 26 hours of work each week, Mr Evans is not unemployed — but he is one of more than 1 million Australians who are underemployed…
SOURCE: Liz Hobday. “Underemployment Rising in Australia, showing Darker side to low Unemployment rate.” ABC, 2 May 2019.
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