Places That Hire at 14 and 15: Where to Apply!

Short Answer: While the pay and available positions vary by location and season, there is a long list of grocery stores, restaurants, theaters, and amusement parks that hire 14- and 15-year-olds. Policies may also differ from place to place due to various state laws, so it’s always a good idea to check with your local store’s management to make sure that they’re able to accept your application. If you’re a 14- or 15-year-old hoping to work at a clothing store, however, you may have to wait for another year or two; we couldn’t find any clothing retailers that hire employees younger than 16.

Young teens can head to these businesses for part-time work in the summer, after school, or on weekends. If none of these businesses are local to your area, we also have the list of great other ways for entrepreneurial teenagers to make money.

In This Article

Limitations

There are a few limitations to working as a minor. These rules apply to all employers, regardless of industry:

  • The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour for most employees, but federal law permits a youth minimum wage. This allows employers to pay employees under 20 years old wages as low as $4.25 for their first 90 days of employment or until they reach age 20 (whichever comes first). However, some states don’t permit youth minimum wages and/or have statewide minimum wages higher than $7.25.
  • You cannot work for more than three hours on a school day or 18 hours in a school week. If if it’s not a school day, you can work up to eight hours per day or 40 hours per week.
  • You can only work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except for between June 1 and Labor Day, when those hours extend to 9 p.m. to accommodate for summer employment.
  • For more information on working at a grocery store as a minor, see the Department of Labor’s policies regarding youth employment at grocery stores.
  • For more information on working in the food industry as a minor, see the Department of Labor’s policies on youth employment at food service stores.

To find out if your state has set the minimum wage to something other than the federal minimum, check out this state-by-state minimum wage map by the U.S. Department of Labor. Currently, 29 states have rates higher than the federal minimum.

Earnings

As a working teenager, don’t expect to start at more than minimum wage — most available positions hiring minors pay only that. The highest minimum wage in the country is in Washington D.C., where it’s set to $13.25 per hour as of this writing. Several states, including AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, MA, MD, ME, NY, OR, RI, VT, and WA, have set their minimum wage above $10. Meanwhile, AK, AR, DE, FL, IL, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, SD, and WV have all raised theirs above minimum wage by smaller amounts. In the rest of the country, expect the federal minimum of $7.25.

There are just a few areas where 14- and 15-year-olds can expect more than the minimum wage. While rates vary widely depending on where you are and the type of establishment, you are most likely to earn more than minimum wage in the following positions:

  • Lifeguard
  • Babysitter
  • Pet sitter
  • Golf caddy

Places That Hire at 14 and/or 15

Place: Type: Min Age: Job:
Giant Eagle Grocery 14 Varies
Giant Food Grocery 14 Courtesy Clerk, Bagger, Cashier, Team Member
Harvey's Grocery 14 Unspecified
Hy-Vee Grocery 14 or 16 Courtesy Clerk
King Soopers Grocery 14 with approval Courtesy Clerk
Kroger Grocery 14 Varies
Publix Grocery 14 Cashier, Clerk
Safeway Grocery 14 Varies
Stop & Shop Grocery 15 Grocery clerk, floral clerk, bakery clerk, courtesy clerk, casheir
Wegman's Grocery 15 Customer Service Associate
Winn-Dixie Grocery 14 Bagger
Baskin Robbins Restaurant 14 Varies
Ben & Jerry's Restaurant 14 Varies
Boston Market Restaurant 15 Dishwasher, Server
Bruster's Restaurant 14 Ice Cream Maker/Scooper
Chick-fil-A Restaurant 14 Varies
Culver's Restaurant 14 Varies
Dairy Queen Restaurant 14 Varies
McDonalds Restaurant 14 Crew Team Member
Rita's Italian Ice Restaurant 14 Treat Team member
Runza Restaurant 14 Varies
Starbucks Restaurant 14 in MT Barista
AMC Theatres Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Usher, Concessionist
Canobie Lake Park Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies
Incline Village Recreation Center Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies
Lagoon Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies
Six Flags Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies
Wild River Country Theaters & Amusement Parks 14 Varies

 

Grocery Stores

Typical grocery store positions available for a 14- to 15-year-old are stocker and front end associate (bagging groceries and bringing in carts). The list below includes stores where we could confirm, through speaking with corporate customer service, that at least some of the company’s locations hire 14- and 15-year-old employees.

1. Giant Eagle

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Varies by location
  • Average pay: $8 an hour
  • Locations: Giant Eagle is located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland. Find a Giant Eagle near you.
  • Learn more: Giant Eagle jobs

2. Giant Food

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Courtesy clerk, bagger, cashier, hourly team member
  • Average pay: $9 an hour
  • Locations: Giant Food is located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Find a Giant Food near you.
  • Learn more: Giant Food careers

3. Harvey’s

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Varies by location
  • Average pay: $13 an hour
  • Locations: Harvey’s is located in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Find a Harvey’s near you.
  • Learn more: Harvey’s careers (through parent company Southeastern Grocers)

4. Hy-Vee

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old, though most stores won’t hire until age 16. We confirmed with a live chat representative on Hy-Vee’s website that each Hy-Vee store is independently owned and operated, so check with your nearest location.
  • Jobs available: Courtesy clerk
  • Average pay: $9 an hour
  • Locations: Hy-Vee is located in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Find a Hy-Vee near you.
  • Learn more: Hy-Vee careers

5. King Soopers

6. Kroger

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old in some states at some locations
  • Jobs available: Varies by location
  • Average pay: $8 an hour
  • Locations: See Kroger’s State Facts page for a list of the 35 states with Kroger locations. Or, find a Kroger near you.
  • Learn more: Kroger jobs

7. Publix

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Cashier, floral clerk, or front service clerk
  • Average pay: $10 an hour
  • Locations: Publix is located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Find a Publix near you.
  • Learn more: Publix careers

8. Safeway

9. Stop & Shop

  • Minimum age requirement: 15 in Rhode Island and Massachusetts; 16 in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey
  • Jobs available: Grocery clerk, floral clerk, bakery clerk, courtesy clerk, cashier
  • Average pay: $9 an hour
  • Locations: Stop & Shop is located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Find a Stop & Shop near you.
  • Learn more: Stop & Shop careers

10. Wegmans

  • Minimum age requirement: 15 years old
  • Jobs available: Customer service associate
  • Average pay: $10 an hour
  • Locations: Wegmans is located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Find a Wegmans near you.
  • Learn more: Wegmans jobs

11. Winn-Dixie

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old. However, the age requirement for your desired position may be higher.
  • Jobs available: Bagger
  • Average pay: $8 an hour
  • Locations: Winn-Dixie is located in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. Find a Winn-Dixie near you.
  • Learn more: Winn-Dixie jobs

Restaurants

Fast food chains are known for hiring teenagers to do simple tasks like food prep or scooping ice cream. The starting wage for these positions is typically minimum wage.

At franchised locations, minimum age hiring requirements will be subject to each franchise owner’s discretion. Please contact your nearest location to confirm its minimum hiring age. If you don’t see your favorite restaurant on our list, contact the manager to determine if she or he will hire 14- and 15-year-old employees.

12. Baskin-Robbins

13. Ben & Jerry’s

14. Boston Market

15. Bruster’s

16. Chick-fil-A

17. Culver’s

18. Dairy Queen

19. McDonald’s

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Crew team member (which includes taking orders, running the drive-thru, cooking the food, cleaning, etc.)
  • Locations: Nationwide. Find a McDonald’s near you.
  • Learn more: McDonald’s careers

20. Rita’s Italian Ice

21. Runza

22. Starbucks

Theaters and Amusement Parks

The list below includes locations where we could confirm, through speaking with corporate customer service, that at least some of the company’s locations hire 14- and 15-year-old employees.

23. AMC Theatres

24. Canobie Lake Park

25. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

26. Incline Village Recreation Center

27. Lagoon

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Varies by season
  • Average pay: $8.25 an hour
  • Location: Farmington, Utah
  • Learn more: Lagoon jobs

28. Six Flags

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Varies by location and season
  • Average pay: $8.28 for food preparation worker
  • Locations: Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas. Find a Six Flags near you.
  • Learn more: Six Flags jobs

29. Wild River Country

  • Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
  • Jobs available: Varies by season
  • Average pay: Unavailable
  • Location: North Little Rock, Ark.
  • Learn more: Wild River Country jobs

Places That Don’t Hire at 14 and/or 15

So you’re not left wondering about an employer that didn’t make the above list, here are the places we have confirmed don’t hire 14- or 15-year-olds. Most start hiring at age 16 or 18.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aeropostale
  • Albertsons
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Charlotte Russe
  • CVS
  • Food Lion
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • GUESS
  • H&M
  • Harris Teeter
  • Hollister
  • HomeGoods
  • Hot Topic
  • JCPenney
  • Justice
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Levi’s
  • Marshalls
  • Meijer
  • Old Navy
  • PacSun
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Target
  • T.J.Maxx
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens

Other Ways to Earn Money

Just because you may be too young to be hired at your favorite business doesn’t mean you can’t earn money. What skills do you have that others would be willing to pay you for? Here are some ideas if you are ready to embrace freelancing or entrepreneurship:

  • Babysitting: If you like kids, babysitting is a great way to earn money. Ask family friends if they need a babysitter, or put up posters at school or around town.
  • House cleaning: House cleaning is a great job for those who are naturally inclined to keep their things tidy.
  • Pool services: If you live in a neighborhood where people have pools, offer to clean pools. People will usually already have skimming, vacuums, and chlorine, so you’ll just need to supply the labor.
  • Lawn services: If you can push a lawn mower and use a rake and you enjoy being outdoors, this could be the perfect job for you. In the winter, switch to shoveling snow.
  • Tutoring: Parlay your English or math skills into cash by becoming an after-school tutor for students who are struggling with subjects where you excel.
  • Car washing: Go door-to-door in your neighborhood and ask if there are any cars that need washing. Many people may prefer to have their cars hand-washed, but not have the time to do it themselves.
  • Dog walking: You most likely know which of your neighbors have a dog. Find out if that dog’s owner needs their dog walked. Adults are busy with jobs, kids, and after-school activities. They don’t always have time to walk the dog as much as they should. Take advantage of that fact and charge money for it.
  • Garage or yard sale: Garage sales are great if you have a lot of old stuff that you can part with. Take your inventory and set your prices. Don’t forget to advertise!

In Summary

Because of state and federal restrictions surrounding the hiring of young workers, some businesses shy away from hiring teenage employees. However, with persistence and ambition, you can either find a job at an established business or create your own job by charging for your skills and services. Many grocery stores, restaurants, theaters, and amusement parks hire 14- and 15-year-olds. If there aren’t any in your neighborhood, try striking out on your own in a niche like babysitting, pool cleaning, or dog walking.

For the list of retailers that hire at 15, see our article. We also have the list of retail stores that hire at 16 and retail stores that hire at 17.

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    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi Kelly,

      While there are many McDonald’s that do hire at 15, there are also many that don’t. Each McDonald’s is free to set its own minimum age policy. Both franchised and corporate owned McDonald’s restaurants set their own age policies, so they really can be inconsistent.

  • haylee lewis says:

    hi, im looking for a job after school im 14 and in very need of a job im hard working and help has many people I can even if its out of my way I live in leesburg ohio 45135

    • Kathleen Wilson says:
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      Hi Gabriela,
      We hope our article has helped you some. If you recognize any of the companies we have listed in our article as having locations in your town, the best bet is to use the location finders for those companies, and then call or visit your local stores to ask if there are any open positions available.Good luck with your job search!

  • maty sam says:

    hi my name is maty sam I’m a looking for an after school job in philadelphia pa 19120 I’m 14 years old and a great help i can work all day on weekends and it can be any kind of job food , retail cleans,ect.

    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi Maty,

      I would suggest looking at some local resources to see if there are any job opportunities. Try looking on Craigslist or in your local newspaper. Local papers also usually have their classifieds section online. You can also try asking any adults you know whether they could use your services or whether they know anyone who would hire you. With some diligence and a good work ethic, you can definitely find something!

  • Hi. I turned 14 on June 25th. I live in Memphis, TN. I was looking for a clothing store, or fast food restaurant. Can you help me find any.

    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi Taylor,

      You should try contacting local branches of the stores and restaurants on our list! Use the store locator to find the local contact number and call to ask whether they are hiring and will take 14-year-olds. While all of the stores on our list have at least some locations that take 14-year-olds, the individual stores near you might not, so you will have to call and check with the current manager. Good luck!

  • So I live in Colorado and I’ve called almost everyone on this list and they all hire at 15 or 16. Besides AMC I haven’t found a place that hires at 14. Help please.

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Jordyn,

      While we can’t answer individual questions, your best bet is to check with fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Arby’s, as they are more likely to hire employees younger than 16.

  • Reagan Calderon says:

    I want to start working at some type of clothing or book store but I’m 14 any where I can look at ?

    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi Reagan,

      At Barnes and Noble, you need to be at least 16 to get hired. I’d recommend looking at local bookstores, you might get lucky and find one that will hire minors. For clothing stores, take a look at this article, where we list clothing stores that hire minors. It looks like you need to be 16 for almost all clothing retail jobs.

  • Hi im 15 years old, i would like to know if Estelles dressy dresses can hire at my age. If not then what other jobs are available in Farmingdale, New York. [no fast food restaurants]

  • Hi, my name is Jane, i’m 14 years old and i really really really need a job for i and my sister and i wanna know if u know any place that i can get a job, i live in Jamaica Queens Ny. I’m really looking forward for jobs like babysitting, and a grocery place that hires 14 year old and i’m also turning 15 years old in September.

  • Hi i’m 14 years old and i really need a job for I and my sister, do u know any place that i could get a job i live in Jamaica Queens, Ny

  • Hi, I live in North Brunswick NJ, and I’m afraid all the local McDonalds and BurgerKings always has grown employees and I don’t know where to start getting a job.

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Peter,

      Your best bet is making your way down the list of places in the article that hire employees under the age of 16. You can even make phone calls to get an idea of who is hiring before applying. Good luck!

  • I am 15 and turning 16 in September do you know if there are any jobs available in Wesley Chapel, Florida? I tried looking at Winn Dixie but i couldn’t find any available positions. Also, Do you recommend any full time jobs in the summer?

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Meagan,

      Unfortunately, due to the volume of comments we receive, we aren’t able to respond to individual requests.

  • nyah baker says:

    Hi my name nyah and I just turned 14 im looking for a job so I can make some money. I the thing i really want to know is it true that they hire 14 year olds because i’m
    looking for a job asap..

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Chance,

      As per the AMC website: “AMC follows all local and federal guidelines for employing minors in the workplace. We often provide offers for employment to persons between the ages of 14-17, based on the times that they can work as indicated by their school work permits. Because the labor laws can vary from state to state, we’d encourage you to contact your local theatre and speak with the manager. He or she will be the best person to ask about age requirements for employment.”

      Good luck!

  • Mya Nicole says:

    Is it correct that krogers hire starting at 14 , I will be 15 soon and i want to start job searching i have applied to krogers but i wanted to know is it a fact that they hire at 14 ?

    • Sarah Quinn says:
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      Mya,

      Kroger does hire starting at age 14 for some positions, at some store locations, in some states. I confirmed this information with a customer service representative. You’ll want to check with the store location(s) at which you hope to obtain employment and ask about their store-specific hiring policies. I appreciate your comment and have added this information to our article. I hope this helps!

  • I am 14 years old and looking for my first job. I live in huntingtown, Maryland and need a job for the summer.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Danny,

      I see that there’s a McDonald’s in Prince Frederick, MD a few miles away from you that would be a great place to start looking. (You can visit that link and click “Apply for Job” to see what positions are available.) For other options, I recommend you glance through our list of confirmed and rumored companies that hire at 14 and look for restaurants or stores that you know are in your area. Then you can use the “Find out more about how to apply” link to help you get started with your application. You can also try a quick Google search for “places that hire 14 year olds near me”, or ask your neighbors and family friends if they know of any local places that may be looking to hire for the summer. Best of luck on the job search!

  • i am 14 and have never had a job before. what would i be able to do at AMC? also, are they likely to say no because of my age?

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Risha,

      AMC does hire as young as 14 for the usher and concessionist positions, meaning that you’d be taking people’s tickets, directing them to the correct theater, and serving drinks and snacks at the concessions booth. As far as whether you’ll have trouble getting a job there because of your age, it will really depend on the location in your particular town, their hiring needs, and the number of other applications they have for the job opening. It is possible that the hiring managers might give preference to slightly older employees who can drive, for example, but they also might be shorthanded and happy to have any help they can get. The only way to find out for sure is to apply. Best of luck!

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Heather,

      If you recognize any of the companies we have listed in our article as having locations in your town, the best bet is to use the location finders for those companies, and then call or visit your local stores to ask if there are any open positions available. Many places that hire 15-year-olds are hiring often, so there’s a good chance you can find somewhere that will at least give you an interview. Best of luck!

  • Im turning 14 and there is a local fish store near me. Do you think I they might hire me so i might know before i look like a fool?

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Jake,

      Local stores will have widely varying policies, so it’s hard to say if the fish store near you will hire 14-year-olds — although local stores are likely to have more lenient age restrictions on hiring young employees than large corporations. There’s no way to know for sure if the local fish store near you might hire 14-year-olds unless you ask. Most likely, the store manager will be impressed by your initiative, regardless of the store’s hiring policies. The worst the store manager can say is to ask you to come back in a year or two, so it’s definitely worth stopping by to ask!

  • teneesha says:

    hey my names teneesha and im 14 years old and looking for a job for example like – cleaning , baby sitting , looking after animals or even being a assistant but unfortunately i cant find a job anywhere please help me out ? & i live in sydney (macqurie fields )

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Teneesha,

      For jobs like house cleaning, babysitting, or pet-sitting, the best way to find work is just by talking with neighbors, relatives, and family friends. You can post flyers around you neighborhood or ask your parents if any of their friends or coworkers have young kids to watch, yard work to do, etc. If you’re really good at a school subject, you may be able to get paid for tutoring other students as well. A school counselor can be a great resource to help you find a job, so if you have one at your school you can consider asking them for recommendations about jobs in your area. Best of luck!

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Kelsie,

      It looks like there are three McDonald’s locations near Lewiston, Maine. McDonald’s is known to hire employees as young as 14, so this would be a great place to start. If the McDonald’s near you are not hiring, you can also take a look at our lists of places that are confirmed and rumored to hire employees at 14 or 15 years old. If you recognize any of those companies as having locations in your area, you can follow the links for where to start an application or how to learn more about applying. Best of luck on the job search!

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Kasandra,

      There have been reports of Adventureland hiring employees as young as 14 — but it will, of course, depend on the seasonal need for employees. It’s definitely worth a try to get in touch with your local Adventureland and see if you can apply as a 15-year-old. I wasn’t able to find any major grocery stores that hire at 15 outside of the ones covered in the article, but it’s definitely possible that a local “mom and pop” type grocery store in your area might be willing to hire 15-year-old employees. If you have any smaller local groceries in your area, you can always try giving them a call to see if they’re looking to hire on new employees. Best of luck with the job search!

  • I don’t live in a safe area, and the few trustworthy stores we have around here hire at at least 16. What should I do? I’m only 15. I tried babysitting but my parents don’t want me to watch strangers kids especially since as I mentioned I don’t live in a safe place.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Em,

      That’s a tough situation to be in! Unfortunately, if there aren’t any stores in your area that will hire 15-year-old employees, you may just have to wait it out until you turn 16 to get an “official” paycheck. In the meantime, you might be able to try some of the other strategies we suggested in the article — I know you said babysitting was off the table, but maybe you could consider running a car wash, or offering your tutoring services to other students at your school. There are also some online options for earning money; for example, if you’re artistically inclined, you could consider making jewelry or other handmade crafts to sell on Etsy. Your school counselor might be able to provide you with some additional local options for earning money at 15. Best of luck!

  • Rebekah Allen says:

    There is a Publix that just opened on November 30th. Do you think they will need workers during school hours? I am home schooled so I was going to try and work during school hours. Also, does Chick-fil-a hire at 15?

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Rebekah,

      It’s very likely that the new Publix will need workers during school hours, so it’s definitely worth asking if the new location is still hiring. Due to state laws, you will most likely be able to work only limited hours during the normal school session, even if you’re home schooled. Most Chick-fil-A locations start hiring at 16, but certain locations (based on state laws and the needs of that restaurant) will hire employees as young as 14. The best way to find out is to call or visit the location and ask the manager if he or she is accepting applications and if 15-year-olds are able to apply — that way you’ll know for sure. Best of luck!

  • yass victoria says:

    I have a subway in walmart in vineland, nj and I am 14 years old. Do they hire 14 year olds?

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Victoria,

      To find out about the hiring policies at a specific location, the best bet is to call and ask. The manager at your local Subway will be able to tell you if there are any openings and whether 14-year-olds can apply. The phone number for the Subway on Landis Ave in Vineland, NJ is (856) 692-1930. Best of luck!

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Ashley,

      It looks like most of the major skate shops (Zumiez, Pac Sun, etc.) start hiring closer to 16, but it could still be worth a try if you have any smaller local skate shops where you’d like to work. Probably the best thing to do is to call up your local skate shop, or just walk in and ask if there are any open positions and what the age requirements are. Hopefully the manager will be impressed with your initiative and attitude (which is a big part of any job search, regardless of your age). Best of luck!

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Felcia,

      Probably the best way to get babysitting jobs is through people you already know. Ask your parents if any of their friends or coworkers could use your babysitting services. Are there any families in your neighborhood with young kids? Maybe people in your school have younger siblings that need babysitting. A lot of the families who are looking for a local babysitter won’t necessarily post it online, so really, the best way to get started is word of mouth. You could also put up a flyer in a local coffee shop or library bulletin board to get the word out. Best of luck!

  • Nathan Emmert says:

    What type of work would mcdonalds have a 15 year old, the position doesnt give any detail. also, are you the guy who played robbie rotten from lazytown?! if so, can i have your autograph!!

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      Hi Nathan,

      The crew member position at McDonald’s is a general position. It can mean you’ll be doing everything from running the drive-thru, operating the cash register, cooking the food, cleaning the restaurant and more.

      And I’m afraid I did not play that role. I actually don’t see the resemblance.

      The article has been updated to reflect this information.

  • William Lipovsky says:
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    Hi Zach,

    Note that we cite our sources which means the information is correct. Though be sure to note the heading for the stores ‘rumored’ to hire at 14 or 15. These stores have not been cited but it is widely known that these stores hire at 14 or 15. If I can clear up anything specific – just let me know!

      • Laura Bachmann says:
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        Hi Adaja,

        Franchised locations can set their own hiring rules, so not all McDonald’s hire at 14, but some do. Over 80% of McDonald’s restaurants are franchised, so there can be a lot of variety when it comes to this policy.

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      Hi Jake,

      The exact pay will differ based on your location. The best thing to do is add up all employers on this list that are close to you. Then call for wage information. Then apply to the top five highest paying positions. Also make sure you’ll be getting a decent amount of hours at your new employer. If you have any other questions, just leave another comment!

  • I have never heard of most of the things on this list. There is only one thing on this list within 30 minutes from where I live. Subway. It’s 20 minutes away. All the others are either don’t exist in my state or are 30 plus minutes away. I may never be able to get a Job unless I start my own business or something. LOL. Got any ideas for me?

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      Hi Makenzie,

      You mean you don’t even have a McDonald’s close by?! I get it though. I grew up in BFE as well (our nearest Subway was 30 minutes away). You should research ways to make money online. Find a way that interests you and get going. It may be slow going and first but the income potential is infinite. Plus, you’ll be able to do the job wherever and often the income is at least partially passive. Look into opening an Etsy shop, starting a blog, freelance writing, coding, transcription, anything to get going. And if you’re a really good researcher, you can email me and maybe you can write for this site.

  • Thanks for sharing this. I have teens that want to work and frankly we haven’t investigated where. Does GameStop hire youth?

    • William Lipovsky says:
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      Hi Nita,

      They must be 16 years old to apply, with some positions requiring them to be 18.