Having a job is a great step towards adulthood. Besides making money (and hopefully learning how to manage it), teenagers can learn a lot from being out in the world working for someone who isn’t a relative or friend. My first “real” job was at a video store – besides getting paid I got free rentals and was expected to watch movies so I could recommend them to customers. Not a bad gig!
A mom asked for suggestions on places her teen could look for work this summer. Do you have more suggestions or want to hire some teens? Please add the info via a comment! Here’s what the moms had to say
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor – Pools
Game Stop if he’s a gamer, any retail/malco/crossfire commandos/putt-putt/ pump it up, etc.
Putt Putt is always a good summer job for kids…Baskin Robins, TCBY, Malco, Mall…..if they’ve got a car, the sky is the limit!
Chick-fil-a was my first job. a GREAT place to work at that age. They have a scholarship you can work toward too.
I would imagine sky zone, malco, and ice cream shops will have extended hours and may need additional workers
Memphis Pool Supply is a fantastic company to work for and they should be hiring now for the summer.
The ballparks usually hire kids for the concession stands.