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    Are there any jobs available for 13 or 14 year olds

    Asked Oct 10, 2011, 10:25 AM 5 Answers
    I'm asking about 13 year old cause I'm turning 13 now but I'm about to turn 14 in about a month. Please helps me. Also give me some sites not just names. >Location Removed<

    Last edited by Curlyben; Oct 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM.
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    smoothy Posts: 25,197, Reputation: 2819
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    Oct 10, 2011, 10:31 AM
    Generally no. Not unless you work on a farm or with your parents.

    Child labor laws make it extremely difficult for anyone under 16 as do insurance requirements, and legal liabilities, and the average ability of anyone that age. But mostly a total lack of work experience. You will have to learn everything they might ask for you to do.

    Now if someone has the choice between an 18 year old (or someone older and experienced) and a 14 year old... particularly in this bad economy, they are going to hire the experienced older person for the same pay. More value for their money.

    So there is a huge difference between CAN you legally work and CAN you actually find anyone willing to hire you. Most jobs are never advertised, either in a newspaper or online. If they can fill them without making the effort and expense, they are not going to spend the money. And you would be defining what entry level is... basically no work skills or experience that would be of value to an employer. And that's something all people will deal with in the beginning.
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    Oct 10, 2011, 10:42 AM

    Of course, there are always jobs that can be done for neighbors, relatives, friends' parents -- yard work, light housework, mother's helper entertaining small children so Mom can be freer at home, local newspaper delivery, washing lawn furniture, trimming bushes (after instruction), ironing, folding clean clothes, being a gofer for an elderly home-bound or even bed-bound neighbor, etc.

    Always make sure your parents know whom you are working for and where you are (and for how long).
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    Oct 10, 2011, 11:12 AM
    And a good point... I was just assuming a regular job. Having been in the workforce for over 30 years does that.

    The unconventional jobs mentioned by Wondergirl, you stand a far better chance of getting. And if you do a good enough job, you might get asked to do it on a regular basis. Like yard work.

    I had an Elderly lady I used to do all the yard work for once a week when I was in college... and I had received that offer via a mutual friend. I did a good job, at a very fair price, and was very honest and respectful to her, as a result I got regular work (weekly during the spring summer and early fall) which helped pay some of my transportation bills when I was in College.
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    Mar 22, 2012, 07:08 AM
    I will be 12 in July I will be 13 years old is there any jobs for 13 years old
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    smoothy Posts: 25,197, Reputation: 2819
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    Mar 22, 2012, 07:12 AM
    Didn't you bother to read the thread you just responded to? You will find your answer there in the previous posts. It applies to you as well.

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