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Teens4Hire.org, a 501c3: Please Contribute to the Workforce of the Future

Teens4Hire.org is the #1 U.S. online member community of teens (14-19) seeking jobs and/or other ways to earn money and the organizations that want to reach them.   Our mission is to remain the "go to" career and recruitment destination for employers seeking to hire and positively influence self-motivated and ready to work teenagers. Teens4Hire.org qualifies to receive tax deductible contributions.   Please make your contribution here: https://pledges.com/teens4hire and include "Teens4Hire" in the memo line to ensure proper deposit to our account.   We were the first online national service (2002) dedicated to teens actively seeking work.   We catch young people at the moment "they" feel they are ready to work.   It is at this time that young people make critical choices that affect their transition into adulthood and shape their perceptions about work, money, and life.   Job hunting for teens is haphazard at best.   More than 80% of teens want to

No one will “give” you a job. You have to earn one.

We have been bombarded with phone calls and emails from teens who—want Teens4Hire.org to “GIVE” them a paying job. This may sound silly to some of you. Unfortunately for others they are serious. For those of you in the later category, I hate to break this to you but Teens4Hire.org does NOT give out jobs. In fact, no one does! You have to EARN a job. You earn a job by first preparing yourself for employment. By 14 years of age you should know how to: Read with understanding, Communicate with good grammar verbally in English and in writing, Do basic math accurately (add, subtract, multiply and divide), Take and follow directions, Get along with others. Beyond that, you should have some sense of what you ‘can’ do as well as what you would ‘like’ to do. Once you have some idea of what you can and would like to do, identify places in your immediate neighborhood where you’d want to work. Be realistic. If you don’t have a car or public transportation, don’t consider a job th

Jobs for Teens in Fast Food, Casual Dining, Ice Cream and Juice Chains

Teens4Hire.org's Editorially Selected Places That Traditionally Hire Teens for Jobs among Fast Food, Casual Dining Restaurant, Ice Cream and Juice Chains; Fast Food Chains Subway Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/AboutSubway/Employment/index.aspx McDonald’s Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/work.html Sonic Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.sonicdrivein.com/business/careers/index.jsp Pizza Hut Minimum age for employment: 16 http://www.pizzahut.com/Careers/ Taco Bell Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.tacobell.com/careers/ Burger King Minimum age for employment: 16 http://www.bk.com/CompanyInfo/careers.aspx Wendy’s Min

Jobs for Teens in Amusement, Theme, Water and Entertainment Parks

Teens4Hire.org's Editorially Selected Places that traditionally hire teens among Amusement, Theme, Water and Entertainment Parks Minimum age for employment: Generally starts at 14+ California Adventure City Balboa Fun Zone Belmont Park Boomers/Camelot/Family Fun Centers Castle Amusement Park Children's Fairyland Disneyland/Disney's California Adventure Fairytale Town Funderland Gilroy Gardens Theme Park Great America Knott's Berry Farm Legoland Mountasia Family Fun Center Nut Tree Family Park Pacific Park Pharaohs Lost Kingdom Pier 39 Pixie Woods Pixieland Amusement Park Rotary Storyland & Playland Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Scandia Amusement Park SeaWorld Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Six Flags Magic Mountain Sonoma Traintown Studio Park Hollywood Trees of Mystery Universal Studios Hollywood Florida Adventure Island Adventure Landing Aquatica Big Kahuna's Boomers Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay Cypress Gardens Dinosaur World

Teens--Beware of “Modeling” & “Party Hostess” Job Scams

Too many teens are being lured into so-called modeling jobs which are just scams. They tell you, “You’ve Got the Look”, then give you a high-pressure sales pitch for modeling or acting classes, or for “screen tests” or “photo shoots” that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Be suspicious if a company requires an up-front fee to serve as your agent. Bogus model or talent scouts are just after your money—or worse. Beware of bogus “party hostess” jobs. They may offer you money just to lure you into prostitution. For real! The come on is innocent sounding like, “just come be a “hostess for a private party and model. Nobody is going to touch you and you’ll make big money.” But, once you get there ANYTHING can happen. Suggestive photos can be taken of you that end up in the adult sections of classified sites. You could be drugged, beaten and even kidnapped. As enticing as the money may sound, DON’T DO IT!!! This is a real danger. Check out MSNBC’s “Sex Slaves: The Teen Tr

Jobs for Teens in Museums

Museums are a great place for teens to seek work in the summer and part-time throughout the year. Below is an editorially selected list of museums. Visit their Jobs and/or Volunteering sections to find job openings. Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+ but may go lower for volunteers and paying jobs in some locations. Academy of Natural Science , Philadelphia, PA Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago, IL Bay Area Discovery Museum , Sausalito, CA Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive , Berkeley, CA Birmingham Museum of Art , Birmingham, AL Brooklyn Museum of Art , Brooklyn, NY Buffalo Bill Historical Center , Cody, WY Cleveland Museum of Art , Ohio, OH Colonial Williamsburg , Virginia, VA Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco , San Francisco, CA George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film , Rochester, NY High Museum of Art , Atlanta, GA Illinois State Museum , Springfield, IL Lawrence Hall of Science , Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Museum of Ar