Kyle Randall Reynders gets a thrill out of making and serving drinks at a busy cafe.
"I love coffee...I love the art and creating and being able to serve those drinks."
The 20-year-old wants to be working full-time but isn't getting as many shifts as he would like.
After studying hospitality at Don College, he secured a job at a Devonport restaurant for nine months.
The job came to an end when the restaurant closed and he has found it difficult to find work over the quiet winter season.
An internship at Hudson's Coffee through National Joblink was a confidence boost but hasn't led to full-time employment yet.
Meanwhile, he is working on building a stable base while living at Anglicare's Eveline House in Devonport.
Anglicare Australia's Jobs Availability Snapshot 2019 shows an increasing number of Australians are in a similar situation with casual and insecure work on the rise.
In a sample month, May 2019, there were 1,160,700 Australians underemployed, compared to 1,054,700 in May 2016, an increase of 106,000.
The report found for Tasmanian jobseekers assessed by the Jobactive network as requiring the most support to find and keep work, classed as Stream C, there were 13.89 jobseekers for every entry level job advertised.
Anglicare Tasmania chief executive Chris Jones said there weren't enough entry-level jobs for young people.
"It's one thing to want to leave to become a coffee connoisseur and run Verona, that's one thing, but another thing is that they would love to stay and they can't."
Dr Jones said the task of finding work was even more difficult when young people were faced with a lack of accommodation and transport.
"If you've been out of work and there's some stability issues that you've got to work through that Kyle talked about, it's pretty tough.
"The longer you're out of work the harder it becomes."
The Snapshot calls for an increase to Newstart and Youth Allowance, wider access to the Disability Support Pension and Disability Employment Services, reform of the Jobactive Network and direct job creation programs.
Dr Jones said Tasmania should have a separate body to target issues of long-term youth unemployment.