Are there real jobs for 14-year-olds?

Can a 14-year-old get a real job??? Like working at McDonalds or a grocery store, etc.

Answer #1

I really need a job this summer… I am a 14 year old girl.. 15 in the fall and I live in the baltimore area of maryland… any help here?

thank you so much

Answer #2

I’m 14 almost 15 and I need a job in new hampshire (where I am moving next month). I need to earn money for a laptop for college( I graduate next yr) and a plane ticket to send one of my friends up to see me next summer and a second plane ticket to fly to go to a national competition next spring. Total is about 2000$ dollars so I need something fast(and well paying)

Answer #3

this is for lily69, umm does Publix hire 14 year olds in illinois? can you let me no

Answer #4

A lot of water parks and probably pools will hire 14-year-olds and they pay a decent amount. Also, many restaurants will hire 14-year-olds (the more expensive, formal restaurants probably won’t, so look at cheaper places).

Answer #5

six flags hires 14 year olds for sure, I know because I work there

Answer #6

wut about jobs in maryland like in laplata?

Answer #7

I worked at a store for my uncle so if you have a family member who owns a store by you then go there…we just moved so I dont work there any more so im wonder where I should go to get a job to help my mom pay bills.because were poor so I just want to show my mom that I care for her and help her.

Answer #8

Um, for the person who said that one of the answers were giving out false informtion: YOU, ARE THE ONE THAT IS WRONG!

You are allowed to work at 14 at fast-food outlets IF YOU HAVE YOUR PARENTS PERMISSION & A SIGNED NOTE ALLOWING YOU TO WORK. Otherwise, you must be 14 and 9 months.

Answer #9

well you should go to BK, because my friend is 14 and she has a job there and makes a pretty good amount, so dont listen to anyone yes there is liability but, hey thats what they have training for.

Answer #10

ok if you live in portland you guys have it good. I live in linclon and my parints own the two subways and the one in wallmart in new port. so if you can help

Answer #11

Um…you cannot work at Burger King, McDonalds, or the dollar store at 14. I know this for a fact. They would get in huge trouble no matter what you say. Do not give out false information to people.

Answer #12

Yeah because when a teenager has a job like me and im going to turn 15 years old and I need a job for my girlfriend, myself.etc

Answer #13

I seriousely need a job !! I have so much spair time that I start getting myself into stuff I shouldnt even get into at the age of 14 years old…

Have any jobs in Mass for teens ( 14 )

Answer #14

sure! I got hired at a fancy restaurant ! all you have to do is go in ( try to look like someone they would want to hire) and be really respectfull and ask for a job , if they say no , dont sweat it! there will be jobs everywhere!

Answer #15


Answer #16

do you know where a 14 year old can work in Portland,Oregon?

Answer #17

yesss…Burger King and Mcdonalds hire at age 14…and sometimes you can be a bagger at a grocery store but nothing else! Also some dollar stores hire at age 14…what I did was I went to every store I wanted to work at regardless what age you have to be!! I got hired at party fair when I was 14..and the age limit was you never know!

Hope I helped a little! Good luck!

Answer #18

hmm..yea im 14 im trying to get a job and I live in Odessa Texas. I want to work at Burger King or some other place thats not to tough to do. Well im not really selfish but I want an Xbox 360 and to get something nice for my mom and dad because Christmas is coming up and its always bout me and my brother and for once.. I want to get em something nice. =] help me out please? thx

Answer #19

I think if the person really wants to work then I say let them I mean realy you want them to be responsible thats how you do it. It teaches them how to take care of them selfs in the future. Plus if they work now they can get better jobs in the future. I really would like 4 14 year olds get a job at stores and and like McDonald’s and all that kind of stores It would be very good.

Answer #20

Yes you can! My son started a lawn mowing business when he was 14 years old. I had to help him at times with hauling his mower and weedeater but that rascal made about $3,000 one summer.

The best advice I could give is to do a good job and show up when you say you will. People appreciate that and will call you again and again. They will also tell their friends and family about you after they see you providing a good service.

This is the time of year to get started before all the mowing jobs are gone.

Happy Mowing!!

P.S. – Unless you can use your family mower until you build up a little money it might cost your about $300 for basic equipment. You can always find used items on

Answer #21

i hope so, my fammily is poor ind i really need a job and im 14

Answer #22

do you know where a 14 year can work in houston texas?

Answer #23

yes there is go to a local store that is not nation store…

Answer #24

what if you live in Pasadena,Tx is there any jobs for a 14yr old??? please help I’ve been looking for 3 months now and I haven’t found anything =<

Answer #25

well im looking 4 a summer job in Moreno VAlley CA. so if any one knows anything please let e know

Answer #26

yea I heard that Publix hires 14 year olds but you have 2 have good grades in school.

Answer #27

I am 13 and live in portland oregon do you know of any jobs??? I will do just about anything.

Answer #28

umm… it depends where you live. in iowa, you can be a busboy

Answer #29

yes! you can go to Publix and work as a bagger, cashier, and floral deseigner.

Answer #30

Hello, Am new to this website and I have been looking for a job for ages a suitable one for me. like I wouldnt mind doing anything really as long as I can find one. anyone no any suggestions. I would appreciate it if you could help me.

Answer #31

yea you can get a job at a fast food resturant,but that’s all I know for sure. b-because I just turned 14 last week and I work at mc donalds.

Answer #32

it is harder for 14 year olds to get a job, but it is possible. you can only work at fast food establishments, and possibly camps helping out other children, younger than you.

Answer #33

Ok ppls I just gort this from a GOVERNMENT site so it should be accurate. so 4 you people who say you cant work in a restaurant a 14 you are wrong. What Hours Can Youth Work? If you are 14 or 15, you can work . . . Outside school hours After 7 a.m. and until 7 p.m. Except from June 1 through Labor Day, when you can work until 9 p.m. You can work no more than: 3 hours on a school day, 18 hours in a school week, 8 hours on a non-school day, and 40 hours in non-school week.

What Jobs Can Youth Do? If you’re 14: You can deliver newspapers. You can work as a baby-sitter. You can work as an actor or performer in motion pictures, television, theater or radio. You can work in a business solely owned or operated by your parents. You can work on a farm owned or operated by your parents.
You also can work in an: office, grocery store(see below), retail store, restaurant, movie theater, baseball park, amusement park, or gasoline service station. You generally may not work in: communications or public utilities jobs, construction or repair jobs, driving a motor vehicle or helping a driver, manufacturing and mining occupations, power-driven machinery or hoisting apparatus other than typical office machines, processing occupations, public messenger jobs, transporting of persons or property, workrooms where products are manufactured, mined or processed, or warehousing and storage. Fourteen- and 15-year-olds may work in grocery stores and supermarkets, but only in certain jobs. • They may perform cashiering, shelf stocking, and the bagging and carrying out of customer orders. • They may perform clean up work, including the use of vacuum cleaners and floor waxers. • They may perform limited cooking duties involving electric or gas grills that do not entail cooking over an open flame. They may also cook with deep fryers that are equipped with and utilize devices that automatically raise and lower the “baskets” into and out of the hot grease of oil. They may not operate NIECO broilers, rotisseries, pressure cookers or fryolators. • They may not perform any baking. • They may not operate, clean, set-up, adjust, repair or oil power-driven machines including food slicers, processors, or mixers. • They may clean kitchen surfaces and non-power-driven equipment, and filter, transport and dispose of cooking oil, but only when the temperature of the surfaces and oils do not exceed 100ºF. • They may not operate power-driven lawn mowers or cutters or work in freezers or meat coolers. They may not work in warehousing or load or unload goods to or from trucks or conveyors. • They are prohibited from working in any of the Hazardous Orders (discussed above for 16- and 17-year-olds).

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