Jobs for Teens

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By: Jasmine P, Jenni S, Linda D

It’s that time where some students need a job to be able to continue their schooling. There’s so many jobs where you can personally apply to if you want to start working or even gain more experience! Hear out from some of your peers on what they have to say about their experience(s)!


So why do some students work? APB senior Yeni said that “working is worth it, I work because I just love money” she also said that working isn’t really that hard as long as you know how to manage your time with school and work. Another student that also works is APB Junior, Yamileth Osorio who currently works at a fast food restaurant and claims that working is not that hard she said that, “It all depends on you”.

Working is easy and very beneficial towards yourself , you don’t have to depend on your parents no more once you’re already working and getting your own money.


Now what if you want to start working? How do you get permission from the school? Principal Reed stated that working while you’re in high school is a great experience because you can gain leadership experiences and learn to be independent. But, you can only get a work permit if you have good grades. Students can not be failing any classes at all. If any students tends to fail any classes while he/she is working there will be a meeting with your parents and Mr.Reed discussing about how to pick up your grades and just question you on why did they suddenly drop.  


But here are some good jobs where you can apply to with some of the requirements.  



KFC offers jobs for students who are in the minimum age of 16 years old.


Taco Bell

Taco Bell offers jobs for 16-year-old teenagers, but sometimes lower depending upon the location.



For Wal-Mart the job opportunity for 16-year-old and older at Wal-Mart stores



Girls, if you love jewelry and accessories then this would be a perfect fit for you! You must be 16 years of age or older to be eligible for hire as an associate at Claire’s.



In order to work here you must be either 14, 15, 16, or 18.

To be a crew member- the minimum age is generally 14 years old.

Night closures- must be 18 years old, responsible for cleaning of restaurant after close of business.

Cashier- Minimum starting age is 16 years old

Shift Manager- have to be at least 18 years old



In order to be a team member you must be hard working, team-oriented, friendly, honest and have great customer skills. Minimum age is generally 16 years old or younger.

Dining Room Host/Hostess you must at least be 18 years old, height between 5’6-5’11 due to suit size.

For kitchen staff you must prepare a variety of foods according to the customers’ orders. Must be at least 18 years old.


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