Where can I work when I am 15 years old?


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In many states, a 15 year old is eligible to work at restaurants, stores and other non-manufacturing jobs. A 15 year old can also work as a lawn mower, dog walker, babysitter or tutor.

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Most states require the acquisition of working papers prior to formal employment, and there are also individual laws surrounding the hours and occupations in which a teenager can work. Many positions in a restaurant are ideal for a young person, such as being a host or hostess, food prep worker or register operator. A 15 year old may also be able to find work as a bagger at a grocery store, or as a stockperson.

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