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Youth

Youth Job SeekersThere is a a lot of online resources specifically designed for the youth job seeker. Youths can learn what jobs are in high-growth industries, find out what jobs match your interests, find an apprenticeships and much more.

Youth Job Seekers - A listing of resources available specifically for the youth seeking employment opportunities.

Youth Rules -A site that provides quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers. Launched by the U.S. Department of Labor, this Web site offers information designed to educate teens, parents, educators and employers about the hours teens can work, jobs youths can do and how to prevent workplace injuries, ensuring young workers have safe and rewarding work experiences.



What Jobs Can I Do?

As a youth, there are laws in place to protect you and keep you safe. These laws tell you what you can and can't do based on your age.

Age 13 and Younger Age 14-15 Age 16+
  • Babysit
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Actor or Performer
  • Office
  • Grocery Store
  • Retail Store
  • Restaurant
  • Movie Theatre
  • Amusement Park

Any non-hazardous job. Hazardous jobs include:

  • Roofing
  • Excavation
  • Demolition
  • Driving a Car or Forklift
  • Working with Explosives, Radioactive Materials or Most Power-Driven Machines, including Saws


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FORT CARSON, Colo.-With employment opportunities scarce for all ages, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program gives teenagers an edge in joining the workforce.

Redstone Arsenal's "wow" factor was on display Friday for about 120 college juniors and seniors interested in engineering, management information systems, accounting, finance, procurement, operations management, supply chain and enterprise resource planning.

During the event, more than 250 middle school students from Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Cullman participated in demonstrations.

As President Barack Obama was in nearby Arlington giving his pep talk today to America’s schoolchildren, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here in a receiving mode to hear firsthand about challenges military children face in the education system.








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