I do so agree with you about finding work. My 22 year old son is still out of work after finishing several TAFE courses in Dec 13, - he has had interviews but employers only want 16-18 year old young people so that they can employ them at cheap rates. Some employers even tell him because he is only PR and not a a citizen they are not interested, even though he was not applying for jobs that required any security clearance so not sure why they turned him down on those grounds. He has done several TAFE courses, has a white card, even paid for a forklift licence and a current police clearance but he still is unable to find work.
One of my relatives although a highly skilled electrician with managerial experience is still looking for work for over a year, his problem being he is over 50.
So the young ones are not able to get a foot on the job ladder and the over 50s are being disregarded as well.