Jobs for Teens preferrably for ages 16 and up.

United States
February 17, 2008 11:49am CST
I'm a student in high school that needs to earn money for my family. I really don't know where to start because most jobs that I've tried to be a cashier for only accept 18+. Another problem with jobs for teens like working at the zoo or something like that, prefer if it were for service credits and not actually paying for the teen. Does anyone have any suggestions. BTW, I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY WORKING EXPERIENCE. help??
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• United States
17 Feb 08
My first job was a stock clerk at a convenience store. I was 15. I had to get my school and parents to sign what was called working papers for me to begin employment. You can try companies like Wal-mart, target, k-mart. Maybe a supermarket. I know I did have many employees under 18 when I managed a fast food place. There are only certain hours by law you can work, so keep that in mind when looking and applying.
• United States
17 Feb 08
Thanks. Well, I live near a target so maybe I'll give that a try. Thanks for the response and wish me luck. XD
• United States
17 Feb 08
I hope ya get it, make sure that you go to your schools guidance counselor and see if she/he may have ideas for you. Some companies do go to local schools for teens looking for jobs.
@susan489 (19)
• United States
17 Feb 08
You can try babysitting for someone you know, or working at the local grocery store You can also make money online by completing offers: MetaPaid SqatCash DealBarbiePays Good Luck
• United States
17 Feb 08
OOo local grocery store sounds nice. THanks for your reponse =D
• Portugal
18 Feb 08
or you can make some bracelets, necklaces aerings etc.... handmade stuff are all getting the price gone up.... my gf does it and sell it around and makes some pretty nice sums... try starting to sell to people you know. As for wining on-line look out for scams
• Ireland
17 Feb 08
First job i had was at the back of a restaurant breaking boxes and segregating the waste. I use to get excited when I was allowed in the kitchen to cook.It was cool and the food was nice.I would say if you know any restauranteurs give them a shout and ask for an easy job.nothing crazy.They would love a bit of help.Look into ways of making money online as well.Coming here was a good step!
• United States
17 Feb 08
Thanks for the response. I'll try that out this week and see what I come up with.
• United States
18 Feb 08
You could try PetSmart. They hire highschool kids, and overall my experience working for them is very good. I work nightshift, which someone in highschool wouldn't be able too, but I'm sure it's just as good working for them during the day. I work in the PetsHotel at a PetSmart--I don't deal with anything in the store. But anything with the company may be good for you.
• United States
18 Feb 08
I do not know where you live but I find Sonics are almost everywhere. My daughter strted there at 16 and made almost 100 her first week in tips! She also is paid minumum wage for all hours worked. Here you can work for Sonic at age 14 with parental consent. But at 16 you wont need it.
• United States
18 Feb 08
Where do you live? What kind of job do you want? Do you want to do something online? I may have something for you if interested. Also, does your school do fundraising?
@homer265 (42)
• Canada
18 Feb 08
Well, if the is a resturant nearby that are hiring you could be a waitress, i know some of those gives credits, a couple of my friends did that.
@JKostura (107)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Hi there! Ha my first job was in a greenhouse. Wasn't too bad..it was easy to get into and alot of the kids from my highschool were working there as well! There's a site called "snagajob.com" that features alot of hourly positions. They may not offer much but at least it would be a start. It's really hard these days to find work..especially when you're just starting out. Always remember that when employers are taking on teenagers (really anyone for that matter), as much as it may not be right, FIRST IMPRESSIONS REALLY COUNT! At least, that's always been my experience. Good Luck w/ your job hunt, I'm sure you will be just fine!