Teenagers, should also at apprenticeships, and part-time jobs.Review the basics of looking for work, interviews and deciding on a job or career.
Disclaimer: Please follow your states employment laws regarding employing children or teenagers. Employers please be specif regarding local employment laws in your job offers.
The main law regulating child labor in the United State is the Fair Labor Standards Act. In non-agricultural jobs, children under 12 may not be employed, children between 12 and 16 may be employed in allowed occupations during limited hours, and children between 16 and 18 may be employed for unlimited hours in non-hazardous occupations. A number of exceptions to these rules exist, such as for employment by parents, newspaper delivery, and child actors. The regulations for agricultural employment are generally more lenient allowing for children as young as 12 to be employed unlimited hours outside of school hours with parental permission. Children under 16 may not be involved in hazardous tasks.
States have laws covering youth employment and when state law differs from federal law on child labor, the stronger law applies