Looking to Start a Summer or After-School Job?

If you are a teenager and starting a summer or after-school job there are a few easy steps you need to follow in order to be on your way to earning a paycheck. Follow the checklist below to get started and to check out the possibilities. Also, if you haven't found a new job yet and need some tips on looking for work, our Career Compass (PDF) handbook is just what you need to get started.

If you are 14-17 years old:

  • Appplication to Employ Minors Form (PDF) (Required)
  • Give the form to your prospective employer to complete.
  • After it's filled out, have a parent or legal guardian sign it.
  • Take the completed form along with proof of age to your school or school board office to apply for an employment certificate.
  • Be aware that certain hourly restrictions do exist. Discuss these restrictions with the issuing officer and/or refer to our informational booklet which is available upon request.
  • Bring the original employment certificate to your new employer.

To see what opportunities might be available today, check out our Jobs page.