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6 Solutions for Teen Job Problems

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Teen Job Websites to Bookmark

Youth@Work (eeoc.gov/youth)

The EEOC's teen initiative outlines the types of discrimination teens may encounter on the job, plus provides info on how to file a complaint if they feel their rights have been violated.

 

Young Workers (dol.gov)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Youth & Labor section is the mother of all resources, with up-to-the-minute details on federal and state child labor laws, wages, work-hour restrictions, and safety requirements for minors.

 

YouthRules! (youthrules.dol.gov)

This DOL subsite puts the rules—how long teens can work, how much they should be paid, and the types of jobs they can do—in plain English for parents, teens, educators, and employers.

 

Teens4Hire (teens4hire.org)

Job seekers will find thousands of full-time, part-time, and seasonal teen jobs advertised here, as well as info on youth employment, work permits, and labor laws.

 

Best Jobs for Summer 2011

—Babysitter

—Camp counselor

—Dog walker

—Grocery bagger or cashier

—Health care assistant

—Landscaper

—Lifeguard

—Receptionist or administrative assistant

—Store clerk

—Ticket taker

Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.