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Receiving your first paycheck is a memorable moment that’s filled with feelings of excitement and accomplishment. For teens, being able to afford things at the store or a couple of movie tickets for a night out with friends can be all the motivation they need to apply for their first job.
Is your teen looking for a new challenge this summer? Getting a job will help them cultivate values like responsibility and diligence and also teach them early lessons in managing their own money.
You may think they're too young to get hired. As a matter of fact, there are many companies that hire teens. Check out these lists!
Jobs like bagging groceries or scooping ice cream are great ways for 14-year-olds to make money.
Building experience working at a job at a young age helps teach skills like timeliness and money management, as well as soft skills like respect and etiquette.
Here is a list of jobs for 14-year-olds:
Many establishments including some fast-food restaurants will hire 15-year-olds with a work permit and parent permission. Check local job listings on Craigslist and other online employment sites, and also encourage your teen to walk into small mom and pop shops to ask if they are hiring.
Here’s a list of places that hire 15-year-olds:
Since 16 is the legal age to both drive and work, motivate your teen to get to work by introducing the idea of starting a car savings fund.
Here are some jobs that hire at 16:
The printables below will help your teen as they enter the world of work. Choose from a resume template, car savings tracker, or ride planner to arrange for transportation to and from the job.
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