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Jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens aren’t as hard to come by as you might think!

Do you have or know of a mature and motivated 14 or 15-year-old teen hoping to earn some extra spending money? Think outside the babysitting box with these companies that hire young teens!

Whether they want to save for a car, put away money for college, or learn the value of a hard-earned dollar, they may be able to apply for a job with these companies that are known to hire teenagers as young as fourteen!

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What laws affect the hiring of younger teens?

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, fourteen is the minimum hiring age for non-agricultural employment with limits on the number of hours minors can work and the types of jobs they can perform.

For 14 and 15-year-old employees, ALL work must be performed outside of school hours and they may not work:

  • More than 3 hours on a school day, including Fridays.
  • Over 18 hours per week when school is in session.
  • More than 8 hours per day when school is not in session.
  • More than 40 hours per week when school is not in session.
  • Before 7 AM or after 7 PM on any day, except June 1st through Labor Day, when night-time work hours are extended to 9 PM.

In some states, for jobs that do hire 14 and 15-year-old teens, they may need to obtain a work permit to seek employment. The best way to find out if they’ll need to complete this step is by consulting with their school’s guidance office or your state’s department of labor.

Although some exceptions may apply, teens must generally be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour (but this will depend on what they do and where they work).


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The following companies may offer jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens, although it is important to note that the hiring process does vary by store and region. Contact the local business in your area to learn more about their individual hiring practices and requirements.

Additionally, some of your local locations may currently be closed due to COVID. 


Companies who may offer jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens:

AMC Theaters

Hires ushers and concession workers 14 and older at select locations.

Baskin-Robbins

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.

Bruster’s

Hires team members 14 and older based on state labor laws and local store policies.

Boston Market

Hires team members 15 and older.

Chick-fil-A

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.

Culver’s

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.

Dairy Queen

Select locations hire team members 14 and older.

Fareway

Hires team members 14 and older for the Grocery Department.

Giant Eagle

Hires bakery clerks or shopping cart attendants as young as 14.

Giant Foods

Many of their locations will hire workers as young as 14.

Kroger & affiliates

Hires baggers or stockers with a proper work permit as young as 14.

McDonald’s

Select locations hire crew members as young as 14.

Palace Entertainment

Hires team members 14 and older for positions in Park Services, Admissions, Food & Beverage Cashier, and Parking Attendant.

Publix

Hires cashiers, service desk clerks, and floral clerks 14 and older.

Rita’s Italian Ice

Hires treat team members 14 and older.

Runza

Select locations hire crew members 14 and older.

Safeway & affiliates

Hires baggers with work permits as young as 14.

Six Flags

Hires young teens for part-time work as a skill game operator or to fill roles in food or ice cream trucks.

Starbucks

The minimum age requirement is 16 except in Montana, where select locations may hire team members 14 and older.

Taco Bell

Some independently owned locations hire team members 14 and older.

Wendy’s

Some locations may hire as young as 14 for cashier and cleaning positions.

Winn-Dixie & affiliates

Hires baggers 14 and older.

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Still looking for more employment ideas for your teenager?

Another option to consider if you’re still looking for jobs to hire 14 and 15-year-old teens is Care.com. Parents are able to create an account and apply for their children as young as 14-years-old. From there, you’ll be able to easily check out the available jobs in your area that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens in their area, including babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn maintenance, and more!

Other great places to promote your services include Nextdoor or in your neighborhood’s Facebook group.

More great job ideas for young teens that require minimal experience & are great for building resumes:


  • Artist (selling handmade art/crafts online)
  • Babysitter
  • Camp Counselor
  • Car Washer
  • Cashier
  • Child Care Assistant
  • Concession Worker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Walker
  • Fast Food Worker
  • Food Prep Worker
  • Golf Caddy
  • Grocery Store Bagger
  • Harvest Helper at a Farm/Orchard
  • House Sitter
  • Independent Living Retirement Communities
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Mower
  • Lifeguard/Swim instructor
  • Local Attractions
  • Local Pizzerias
  • Mother’s Helper
  • Music Teacher
  • Nursery Worker
  • Office Worker
  • Paper Delivery Person
  • Parks
  • Pet Sitter
  • Plant Sitter
  • Pools
  • Private Sports Coach/Swim Instructor
  • Restaurant Hostess/Host
  • Restaurant Busser
  • Rec League Sports Referee/Umpire
  • Summer Reading/Math Tutor for Elementary School Students
  • Weed Puller or other Yard Work

Check out this inspiring Hip2Save reader testimony:

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“Due to this jobs that hire 14 & 15-year-old teens post several years ago, my two eldest started out as sports referees. One as young as 11 and the other at 13. We are a soccer family and since we were spending our lives on the fields we figured, why not?! We were already out there, it was convenient and is fully portable.

My eldest (now 19) went out of state and was able to take his certification with him and referee on his college campus. My next eldest (now 16) decided that certifying as a lifeguard offered a regular schedule and was more lucrative. He became a lifeguard at 15 and was hired by the city in which we live. He is now a year-round employee, is able to earn sick time, and additional certifications and licenses are covered as well. Additionally, upon turning 18, if he attends a local college and remains employed by the same municipality, the city will reimburse his school fees. If he chooses to head out of state for college, he can apply at his campus pool for lifeguarding.

Our city also has a program that will permit 14-year-olds to certify as Junior Lifeguards. Check your municipalities, it is well worth it!” – Ava, Hip2Save reader


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Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 107

  1. Jervine87

    If you have a local amusement park typically they hire younger teens as well!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. eva-2

    Many of these businesses say they will hire at 14 or 15, but won’t actually unless you know a manager/owner. Not to say they shouldn’t apply, but keep realistic expectations. In my area they likely won’t even receive a response for their application.

    • mackenzie wagers

      where at

      • Harvey

        I need a job so I can help out my family and I’m 14 years old and my brother need one too he’s 15

        • Raniyah

          im 14 and i need one as well im struggling for things i need.

          • aliyah

            Same
            But I live in Florida Okeechobee

          • julie

            me as well! I can’t find any jobs that won’t hire anyone under 16 though!

        • Chaleah Davis

          I need a job I’m 14 I need to help my mom with the house & stuff like that& I just been looking for a job.

    • Blessed

      I agree. And it’s sad because they should start working at a young age to learn responsibility. Nothing in this world is given to you unless you come from money 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Christopher Campbell

      Well yes however McDonald’s will hire at 14 if you have an relative that works there also they start to hire at age 15,18 hours a week only weekends if under age 16. 40 hour no overtime when school is not in session.

      However Publix rarely hire part-time so have fun getting a job there.
      -Christopher Campbell

      • Chaleah Davis

        Hey my name Chaleah I’m looking for at job I’m 14 I will be 15 September 29 I hope I get a email back.

    • Chaleah Davis

      Hey I looking for a job I’m 14 my name Chaleah I will be 15 September 29 so yeah

    • Matt

      Agree, we’ve asked around and nearly all companies will not hire a 14 or 15 year old, even friends.

    • Franki Jones

      true

  3. lindak

    My son was a lifeguard for the city for several years too. My other son taught swim lessons for the city. The city also hires that age for summer camp

  4. Adele

    I was just talking about this with my almost 18 year old. Her and her friends don’t have jobs. Some have tried, but it seems like businesses in Los Angeles give those jobs to adults. I think it all comes down to who you know.

    • Amy

      I don’t think it comes down to who you know. I think we are in a state where many older people have lost their jobs and companies would rather hire someone to help them pay their bills.

      • Sabina khatoon

        I need a job for helping my parents
        I am 14 years old
        And I live in Delhi (India)

  5. Sandy

    If you know college students or a recent grad, and they enjoy working with kids, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Center is a FANTASTIC summer job and they pay really well.

  6. Morgan Ross

    I own a small business. If you want your young teen to get a job, do them a favour and don’t get involved. I will not hire anyone who’s guardian does all the talking for them.

    • Dalton

      I turn 14 in April and where is your small business located

      • ivana

        same i’m here wondering also

        • Michael Cormier

          Same me aswell

        • Michael Cormier

          Same me also, i am 14 and i was wondering where u ae located.

        • Raniyah

          im 14 and i need one as well

    • Sophia Angelini

      I turn 16 in December, how do I apply?

      • Makaila Morgan

        same!

    • Rose Deburey

      Hi I am almost 14 and I would like to ask some questions about the work that your offering. If you don’t mind me asking, what type of business do you own? Also what’s the pay and what part would I be working on? Is it online or in person? Where is it located and what times will I be working? If you could answer these questions I’d really appreciate it, thanks!

      • Smart loser

        Homie he’s not saying work for my business he’s saying thesenare places you can apply for a job at at the age of 14

        • Cienna

          Homie? What are you 5

        • anime

          Dude, you need to read that again -_-

    • Kimberly

      Hey I would love to work for you I am 15 and I live in Seattle and I really need a job right now

      • Melanie

        I started Safeway in Seattle at age 15.

    • Sanjaya

      where can i apply?

    • Chrissy

      Are you located in Va?

    • savahna kolb

      where?

      • jillian

        idk

    • Briyanna

      Please email me I would like to know where your located and I am going to be 15 I want a job!

    • catiana

      what is it about

    • moche evans

      i just turned 14 today i want a job bad

    • Treasure LaNiece

      Hi, I’m 14 and I would like a job. I’m from Detroit, Michigan.

    • Vadym

      are you in Florida Jacksonville

  7. Evie

    I know of a developement that hired kids on “the next door” app.
    They hired them to mulch and weed. All showed up for 1 day and would not show up the next to finish the work.
    I worked for companies who hired kids. They did not show up for bad weather and such.
    I would not hire them. Liability problems and no shows.

    • Makaila Morgan

      i get what you’re saying, but not all of us 14/15 y.o.’s are like that. i think the people who hired them should’ve done more interviews/got to know them a little better?

    • Blessed

      People have to give kids a chance to grow and mature. They won’t learn unless they make a mistake. I think if they have respect, Morals, and are dependable they can learn the rest. Some kids don’t have good role models and just want to do better but don’t know better, when you have people who won’t give them a chance it’s easy for them to give up. I pray any child who wants to work they find a company to except them and grow in …good luck kiddos, you got this, don’t give up, last but not least be your self. If you have to take some trainings before hand do that as well

    • anime

      Not all kids are like that…. You need to give others a chance

  8. Sophie

    ya i tried all those place and they said you had to be 16 or 18 sooo….

    • kyler

      but it says 14 and older they lied if they need someone to work for them real bad then they will except you so i guess they dont need any body as bad

      • Sa'Mor

        amc theatres in detroit hire at 14.

        • 🍪OatmealKookie🍪

          Which one I really need to know!?!??!

  9. kyler

    i am 13 and im looking for a job that is alot of money or few

    • Jace Cracker

      then you might have to wait another year, or mow lawns or babysit

    • Bray

      Well, I’m 13 and I know there are local churches and/or youth groups that could help find jobs for younger teens. I know some kids get paid to go out and put up flyers too or hand them out to ppl but not everywhere does that.

    • Batman

      I’m fourteen and i have the same problem

  10. cole

    hey, I am 14 looking for a job that is fun and social. (mostly in the summertime). please contacted me if you have an opening for me. thank you!

    • Steven

      You could work at mcdonalds well its based on the state you live in tho.

  11. chantel Benitez

    Im 14 turning 15 this year I wanna work.

  12. Maty

    I want Job in the summertime
    I’m 14 years old

  13. Damien

    Hi i just turned 14 and i was looking for a job can anyone give me some tips and what places will hire at 14 years old?

    • Emma

      If you look up jobs for 14 and 15 year olds it will show you lost of good paying jobs for you to get started that where I’m mostly looking for a job at.

    • Maya

      I am also 14, I work at a local papa Murphy’s pizza.

    • Brandyn

      McDonald’s hires at 14

    • Lb

      Try being a tutor or a aged care worker

  14. Tyler Firepine

    Anyone have a job for me, I’m turning 15 this summer, and I live in the Bay Area!

    • landon de martini

      same

  15. Emma

    If you guys are looking for jobs as 14 and 15 lots of jobs are hiring with good pay ranking just look up jobs for 14 and 15 year old on google that where I’m currently looking at for a job right now but since your only 14 and 15 you can only work on weekends they wont allow on week days for certain jobs

  16. kayden

    can a 14 year old get a job here

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Look on the listings in the post for help, kayden!

  17. savahna kolb

    do animal shelters hire 14 years old?

    • Ray

      animal shelters do not pay, it is purely volunteer work. you need to be 16 to be there without a guardian. volunteer work hours do look good on college resumes though

  18. schyler Lugar

    Hey i’m looking for a job and i’m 15 year’s old just truned 15 and do you have any idea’s for me in Fort Bragg,CA

    • Makaila Morgan

      im also 15 but you should call around & ask if they hire 15 year olds.

    • alyshapatrick

      did u ever find one?

    • JobFinder

      I found jobs for you on indeed.com look up teen, put how many miles away you are willing to work, your city, part time, the amount of money per hour you want to make, and the company. I found all entry level jobs in fort bragg on there from cvs, noodles and company, to panera, and a pet supply store + more! Hope you can read this soon!

  19. Evan

    im almost 16 and need a job to get away from family asap. but i cant find anyone who hires for age 15 in UT. can anyone help

    • Makaila Morgan

      im 15 also & the best things you could do is call companies around you & ask if they hire 15 year olds, or go on a website like Indeed & see if any companies posted that they need people 15 & older.

  20. Josiah

    I am 15 and looking for a job but cant find anyone who hires for age 15 in Colorado if anyone could help that would be great

  21. Meya

    Hi, i’m 14 turning 15 in the winter. I would like to find a job that could fit with my schedule. I am a good help and I work hard. I will be in 9th grade in about 5 months. I do any and everything I a asked to do. I can 70 – 75 pounds if needed. I would like a job where I get paid anywhere from 8.50 – 13.50 an hour. I a good to work at Fast Food Restaurants or Movie Theaters. I am working to save my money for a Volts Wagon Beetle. I like to purchase things for my family. I need money to help out my family. If you have a job for me please let me know. Thanks!

  22. Tyler Szpanelewski

    Hello im about to turn 15 at the end of the month and i was wondering if anyone has a job openings in madison heights, Mi

  23. Ariana

    I’m 14 and I want to do amc theaters is it true?

    • Makaila Morgan

      im 15 & it depends on the location. some do & some don’t.

      • Makaila Morgan

        you should call & ask the locations around you.

  24. kemosaf

    Here’s a tip for y’all.
    Usually, big companies won’t hire 14/15 year olds and have very strict rules, you would want to look for a single place (Not a company, just one location), you can discuss with their manager and they’re likely to be more flexible, look at stores at your local mall, they might have some of those.

    • Emilie Hall

      Thats a great tip thank you!

  25. ikia

    thank for the tip now in 2 to 3 years i can get a job

  26. Alexus

    i can get a job when i am 14 or 15 because i just turn 13 so 2 or 3 more years for me

  27. Stratton

    Well I’m just looking for a farm around me they hire usually if they need the help.

  28. LaCienega Frank

    I’m turning 15 in may 7th 2021 and I would like to be a camp counselor but I don’t know which camps would hire a 15 year old and I don’t know where. I also have school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30am – 2:06pm. I need a job that would fit that schedule. I’m in 9th grade and I play sports.

    • LannaaBip

      omg sammeee i wanna be a camp counselorrr too im 14,

  29. Blessed89

    To the kids who really want to work, don’t give up someone will give you a chance. If you have to do some trainings before hand do that as well so that you are qualified for the job. If you are in RVA sign up for the mayors youth academy, awesome program that pays well and you get all types of experience with different companies plus they will hire you after the summer is over if you do very well. YOU GOT THIS, BE PATIENT, AND DONT GIVE UP .

  30. kendra

    l am 14 and l am going out of school soon and l am looking for a job

  31. Emilie Hall

    Hello my names Emilie Hall and I´m trying to earn enough money to take a trip with my mom. I am home schooled so Iḿ available at all times I just need it to be close enough to me . Im a people person and will do almost anything … I just need to come up with almost $900 before September. I can work after that. Please and Thank you .

  32. Cruz

    my dad since i was 11 been telling me every year when your 15 your gonna get a job
    that i am good for nothing so i looking
    for a good job to start when i 15

  33. GLORIA GARCIA-HECKMAN

    The minimum age 14 years old is right. But here in PA children can start working at Golf Clubs starting 12 years old, caddying, i.e., carrying the heavy golf bags. Shame on the legislators who are the members of those clubs. It’s is true that there are 12 years old children who look like they are already 15-16 at that age, but others at age 12 look like they are 9-10 years old. PA laws need to change to start everybody at 14 years, no exceptions!!!

  34. Dakota

    Anyone got a job in east tx that will hire at 15

  35. Jazmin

    Thx for tips

  36. tsegabrhan

    I couldn’t find a any job when i apply to job no one answer me can someone help me find a job.

    • JobFinder

      go to indeed.com put your city, search teen, part time, and more I found a lot in a lot of places, make sure it is fitting for you (most teens start entry level) It depends on your age.

  37. GRACI

    I am 15 turning 16 in September, I would like to start working to help out my family. Please let me know ASAP if I’m able to start

  38. JobFinder

    go to indeed.com put your city, search teen, part time, and more I found a lot in a lot of places, make sure it is fitting for you (most teens start entry level) It depends on your age. Hope this helps you!!!

  39. Evie

    It’s funny how the kids will ask for a job on this board like it will just walk up to them.
    The employers are desperate for any kind of labor. Most will usually stay away from the kids who will not work weekends, cannot legally handle machinery. Plus you have the parents who want their kids off for this and that.
    Hey, I want a remote job, will it come to me from here? Just sayin.

  40. mer

    My daughter really wanted to work at this age but could not get hired due to lack of experience. She took her food handlers certification (super easy) and was able to add that to her skills and it put her over the edge for the job and was hired. Just an idea

  41. Liz

    In addition to a lack of experience, teens sometimes lack any adult references (not family) that could give them an edge when applying for a job. One way to develop references is to get involved in clubs at school, or volunteer for neighbors, church, a non-profit charity, a summer camp, etc. If you show up, work hard, and have a good attitude, it is extremely likely that your teacher/club advisor, your pastor or church group, your neighbor, etc. would be willing to be listed as a reference on a job application. When my son was 12, I had him volunteering at my office for filing and cleaning up the filing room, as well as volunteering at a charity 5k run to hand out water bottles to the runners. At 13 and 14 he has been a CIT (counselor in training) at a summer camp, and has volunteered to help mulch a memorial garden near home. I am hoping that next summer when he is 15, he can use these experiences to show that he is a reliable worker and use the adults that he has worked with as references , to help him get a job. Best of luck to all you job seekers.

  42. Alex Clemons

    I am about to be 16yrs old in dec,looking for part time job in or around my area,I am willing to learn any job.

  43. Seth Meyer

    I am 15 in Phoenix Arizona. Can someone help me find a job near the Laveen Area

  44. Bianca Wine

    Target hires 14 to 15

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