Calling All Teens! These Companies Hire 14 and 15-Year-Olds!

Jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens aren’t as hard to come by as you might think!

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It’s never too early to learn hard work & responsibility. 💼

Do you have or know of a mature and motivated 14 or 15-year-old teen hoping to earn some extra spending money? Think outside the babysitting box with these companies that hire young teens!

Whether they want to save for a car, put away money for college, or learn the value of a hard-earned dollar, they may be able to apply for a job with these companies that are known to hire teenagers as young as fourteen years old!

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The following companies may offer jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens, although it is important to note that the hiring process does vary by store and region. Contact the local business in your area to learn more about their individual hiring practices and requirements.


Companies who may offer jobs that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens:

AMC Theaters

Hires ushers and concession workers 14 and older at select locations.


Baskin-Robbins (owned by Dunkin’)

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.


Bruster’s

Hires team members 14 and older based on state labor laws and local store policies.


Boston Market

Hires team members 15 and older.


Chick-fil-A

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.


Culver’s

Hires team members 14 and older at select locations.


Dairy Queen

Select locations hire team members 14 and older.


Fareway

Hires team members 14 and older for the Grocery Department.


Giant Eagle

Hires bakery clerks or shopping cart attendants as young as 14.


Giant Foods

Many of their locations will hire workers as young as 14.


Kroger & affiliates

Hires baggers or stockers with a proper work permit as young as 14.


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McDonald’s

Select locations hire crew members as young as 14.


Palace Entertainment

Hires team members 14 and older for positions in Park Services, Admissions, Food & Beverage Cashier, and Parking Attendant.


Publix

Hires cashiers, service desk clerks, and floral clerks 14 and older.


Rita’s Italian Ice

Hires treat team members 14 and older.


Runza

Select locations hire crew members 14 and older.


Safeway & affiliates (owned by Albertson’s)

Hires baggers with work permits as young as 14.


Six Flags

Hires young teens for part-time work as a skill game operator or to fill roles in food or ice cream trucks.


Starbucks

The minimum age requirement is 16 except in Montana, where select locations may hire team members 14 and older.


Taco Bell

Some independently owned locations hire team members 14 and older.


Wendy’s

Some locations may hire as young as 14 for cashier and cleaning positions.


Winn-Dixie & affiliates (owned by Southeastern Grocers)

Hires baggers 14 and older.


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Still looking for more employment ideas for your teenager?

If you’re still looking for jobs to hire 14 and 15-year-old teens, another option to consider is Care.com. Parents are able to create an account and apply for their children as young as 14 years old. From there, you’ll be able to easily check out the available jobs in your area that hire 14 and 15-year-old teens in their area, including babysitting, pet care, house sitting, lawn maintenance, and more!

Other great places to promote your services include Nextdoor or in your neighborhood’s Facebook group.

More great job ideas for young teens that require minimal experience & are great for building resumes:


  • Artist (selling handmade art/crafts online)
  • Babysitter
  • Camp Counselor
  • Car Washer
  • Cashier
  • Child Care Assistant
  • Concession Worker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Walker
  • Fast Food Worker
  • Food Prep Worker
  • Golf Caddy
  • Grocery Store Bagger
  • Harvest Helper at a Farm/Orchard
  • House Sitter
  • Independent Living Retirement Communities
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Mower
  • Lifeguard/Swim instructor
  • Local Attractions
  • Local Pizzerias
  • Mother’s Helper
  • Music Teacher
  • Nursery Worker
  • Office Worker
  • Paper Delivery Person
  • Parks
  • Pet Sitter
  • Plant Sitter
  • Pools
  • Private Sports Coach/Swim Instructor
  • Restaurant Hostess/Host
  • Restaurant Busser
  • Rec League Sports Referee/Umpire
  • Summer Reading/Math Tutor for Elementary School Students
  • Weed Puller or other Yard Work

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What laws affect the hiring of younger teens?

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, fourteen is the minimum hiring age for non-agricultural employment with limits on the number of hours minors can work and the types of jobs they can perform.

For 14 and 15-year-old employees, ALL work must be performed outside of school hours and they may not work:

  • More than 3 hours on a school day, including Fridays.
  • Over 18 hours per week when school is in session.
  • More than 8 hours per day when school is not in session.
  • More than 40 hours per week when school is not in session.
  • Before 7 AM or after 7 PM on any day, except June 1st through Labor Day, when night-time work hours are extended to 9 PM.

In some states, for jobs that do hire 14 and 15-year-old teens, they may need to obtain a work permit to seek employment. The best way to find out if they’ll need to complete this step is by consulting with their school’s guidance office or your state’s department of labor.

Although some exceptions may apply, teens must generally be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour (but this will depend on what they do and where they work).


Check out this inspiring Hip2Save reader testimony:

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“Due to this Jobs That Hire 14 & 15-Year-Old Teens post several years ago, my two eldest started out as sports referees. One as young as 11 and the other at 13. We are a soccer family and since we were spending our lives on the fields we figured, why not?! We were already out there, it was convenient and is fully portable.

My eldest (now 19) went out of state and was able to take his certification with him and referee on his college campus. My next eldest (now 16) decided that certifying as a lifeguard offered a regular schedule and was more lucrative. He became a lifeguard at 15 and was hired by the city in which we live. He is now a year-round employee, is able to earn sick time, and additional certifications and licenses are covered as well. Additionally, upon turning 18, if he attends a local college and remains employed by the same municipality, the city will reimburse his school fees. If he chooses to head out of state for college, he can apply at his campus pool for lifeguarding.

Our city also has a program that will permit 14-year-olds to certify as Junior Lifeguards. Check your municipalities, it is well worth it!” – Ava, Hip2Save reader


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