Jobs for 16 Year Olds

jobs for 16 years old

Jobs That Hire at 16

There are more job openings for the age of 16 compared to the age below old as it is the passing stage for some adult responsibilities. This is also the reason why most companies like to hire teens at this age as they can manage more responsibilities and task. Here are some jobs you can do:

  • Food industry
    Servers, Host/Hostess, crew members, bakers, cake decorator, cashiers, dishwashers are some of the positions in the food industry. Most restaurants seek teens that are aged 16 for these positions. Its duties include greeting customers, serving and preparing food, assisting with customer inquiries, and using kitchen equipment and many more.
  • Retail industry
    Sales associate, booksellers, customer service representative, cashiers, merchandisers, and many more. This position requires having great communication skills and selling skills to help you interact with customers into buying a product. Most of these jobs can be found working in malls or boutiques.
  • Health Care industry
    There are many hospitals that hire teens at age 16. They usually work as cashiers, pharmacy assistants, prescription clerks, CVS store clerks and many more. They are often guided and trained to work as they deal with health and wellness.
  • Business Services industry
    Office Assistant, Receptionist, Data Clerk, Data Entry Assistant, Mail Clerk are some of the jobs that can be applied by 16-year-olds. Basic computer skills and math skills are needed for these positions.

Can You Work Full Time at 16?

As a 16-year-old teenager you can work without restrictions on working hours but there are some jobs that are classified as hazardous works that you should not be doing. Some states allow 16-year-olds to work full-time without restrictions, while others have limitations on the number of hours they can work during school days.

First things first, you need to know what your best assets and skills are and put them in your resume. Then, know what job is suited for your skills and make sure that you are interested in the work and duties you are applying for. This can be done by checking the job details such as compensation, benefits, work hours, and job duties. Browse newspapers ad, online career sites and visit stores to know any available positions.

  • You should have a good resume to show that you have the ability and capability to compete with other job applicants. Learn more how to make a teen resume.
  • You should send many job applications, at least to 5 different employers every week. Do not send your application to the same employers, this will be irritating for the HR people.
  • Only apply for jobs that you can meet the requirements. If you can only work part time, do not apply for a full time job.

Rights, Rules and Benefits

Like any other employee, 16 years are entitled to have their own rights and benefits when working for a company. Here are some things they should keep in mind:

Hours of Work
At 16 you may work unlimited hours.

Compensation
Every employee is entitled to have a minimum wage. For 16-years-old, they might be paid a minimum wage of $4.25 an hour only during the first 90 consecutive calendar days. This is not limited to your first employer. Each time you change jobs, your new employer can pay you thisĀ youth minimum wage.

Work Permit
16 years old are considered as minors which means they need to obtain a work permit to be able to apply for a position from a company.

Top 10 Jobs Available for 16-Year-Olds

Top Employers Hiring 16-Year-Olds

KFC

KFC

Restaurants & Cafes

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at KFC: Team Member, Cook, Cashier, Crew, Customer Service Representative, Shift Supervisor, Shift Lead, General Manager, Pizza Hut Expert, Shift Manager.

Burger King

Burger King

Restaurants & Cafes

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Burger King: Team Member, Crew, Closer, Opener, Team Lead, Cashier, Cook, Dishwasher, Shift Lead, Closers.

Chipotle

Chipotle

Restaurants & Cafes

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Chipotle: Team Member, Crew, Cook, Cashier, Shift Lead, Dishwasher, Food Prep, General Manager, Kitchen Manager, Shift Manager.

CVS Health

CVS Health

Health Care Services & Hospitals

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at CVS Health: Pharmacy Technician, Store Associate, Seasonal Technician, Pharmacy Lead Technician, Sales Associate, Cashier, Retail Associate, Inventory Specialist, Shift Supervisor, Customer Service Representative.

McDonald's

McDonald's

Restaurants & Cafes

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at McDonald's: Team Member, Crew, Guest Experience Lead, Cook, Cashier, Night Crew, Service Team, Opener, Closing Shift, Restaurant Crew.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans

Casual Restaurants

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Bob Evans: Server, Cook, Dishwasher, Team Member.

Raising Cane's

Raising Cane's

Restaurants & Cafes

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Raising Cane's: Restaurant Crew, Cashier, Cook, Customer Service Representative, Crew, Night Crew, Shift Crew, Morning Crew, Closers, Early Morning Cleaning Crew.

Domino's

Domino's

Restaurants & Food Service

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Domino's: Customer Service Representative, Crew, Team Member, Pizza Maker, Cashier, Pizza Chef, Assistant Manager, General Manager, Food Prep, Delivery Driver.

Carl's Jr

Carl's Jr

Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Carl's Jr: Crew, Cashier, Team Member, Restaurant Biscuit Maker, Cook, Closer, Opener, Shift Lead, Shift Manager, Downtown.

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter

Grocery Stores & Supermarkets

Posted job titles 16 year olds can apply at Harris Teeter: Cashier, Grocery Stock Clerk, Produce Clerk, Bagger, Customer Service Representative, Dairy Frozen Clerk, Health and Beauty Clerk, Floral Clerk, Floral Designer, Salad Bar Clerk.

Now Hiring 16 Year Olds

Temporary Summer Early Childhood Education Classroom Aide (at least 16 years old)

Aspen School District - Colorado

The Aspen School District seeks Temporary Summer Preschool Classroom Aides (at least 16 years old) for The Cottage... job description and related duties at any time. Job Title : Temporary Summer Early Childhood Education Classroom Aide (at least 16 years old...
$20 per hour

27 days ago

Part-time Nanny in San Diego, CA for a 9, 14 and 16-Year-Old

Jovie - Carmel Valley, CA

for trampoline and tumbling, but she got injured recently and is going to physical therapy. Our 16-year-old daughter...
$23 - 27 per hour

10 days ago

Light Technician- Entertainment - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Light Technician is responsible for maintaining and operating light boards and/or spotlights during Entertainment productions in accordance with company policies and procedures. The Light Technician will also assist with o...

25 days ago

Run Crew- Entertainment - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Run Crew is responsible for properly executing, planning, organizing, supervising, and participating in the overall operation of an assigned entertainment production in accordance with company policies and procedures. The ...

25 days ago

Campground Attendant - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Campground Attendant is responsible for the operation of the campground and assisting guests by staffing the office and store, taking reservations, providing information, and directions, and educating guess on rules and re...

2 months ago

Merchandise Sales Associate - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Merchandise Sales Associate is responsible for the operation of merchandise locations in accordance with Lagoon's policies and procedures. Sales Associates will be acting as salesperson, selling retail items to Lagoon gues...

2 months ago

Food Warehouse - Seasonal (16 + Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Warehouse Stocker assists the Food warehouse by receiving and unloading trucks, stocking shelves, pulling food service orders, and early morning stocking of food service locations throughout the park in accordance to compa...

2 months ago

Grounds Clean-Up - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Grounds Attendant is responsible for assuring that the park is kept clean by sweeping water from midways and other park locations, keeping the midways and exterior areas of the park clean of debris, emptying and replacing ...

2 months ago

Ride Operator - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Ride Operator is responsible for proper operation of amusement rides and attractions including assisting guests in loading/unloading and checking of ride and restraining systems, operating the ride using control panels, co...

2 months ago

Food Service Team Member - Seasonal (16+ Year Old Applicants)

Lagoon Amusement Park - Farmington, UT

Description The Food Service Employee is responsible for performing a variety of duties while properly operating Lagoon's food concession stands and the Group Foods Catering Area in accordance to Lagoon's policies and procedures. Food Ser...

2 months ago

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Places that Hire 16-Years-Old

The following table is a list of companies that typically employ 16 year olds, but of course it also depends on where you live and the type of work

Company 1-25 of 1,362

Company Industry
1. Swig Food & Beverage Stores
2. Scooter's Coffee Restaurants & Cafes
3. Thrifty White Drug & Health Stores
4. Coborn's Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
5. Cleary Building Corp Architectural & Engineering Services
6. Home Health Care Healthcare
7. Jimmy John's Restaurants & Cafes
8. Pizza Ranch Restaurants & Cafes
9. Big Y Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
10. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Fast-food & Quick-service Restaurants
11. Harps Food Stores Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
12. Sendik's Food Markets Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
13. Par Mar Stores Retail & Wholesale
14. Dave's Hot Chicken Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
15. The Human Bean Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
16. Mazzio's Restaurants & Cafes
17. Allina Health Healthcare
18. Legacy Home Care Healthcare
19. Zaxby's Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
20. Royal Farms Convenience Stores
21. The Denver post Publishing
22. Brookshire Grocery Company Grocery Stores & Supermarkets
23. City of Rialto, CA Municipal Agencies
24. Din Tai Fung Restaurants & Cafes
25. Dunkin' Restaurants & Cafes