Q. Where can a 14-year-old homeschooler find a summer job? Most places will hire teens that are 16 and older, but not a teen who needs a work permit.

A. You may be able to find an entry-level job for a young teen in the private business sector. Large corporations often have set policies that cannot be changed, but small, private businesses are more flexible. It might be good to begin with a local business whose owner knows your family. If they know you, they may give your teen an opportunity for a first job.


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  1. Linda Bailey says:

    Dogwalking/dogsitting, pet care during vacations, lawnmowing, weeding (especially for elderly – they love someone willilng to do this), picking blackberries and selling them at the roadside (they sell for $8/quart- I know a family where the kids earned $800 one summer selling blackberries. One day a local ice cream shop bought all they had picked), babysitting