Some jobs limited due to age restrictions

Abbey Roschak, Reporter

Many students in high school want to make money but don’t know how to begin, or find a job.

Some work places don’t start hiring until a person reaches the age of 18.

Although those are the jobs that most teens want, some businesses hire at 16 or lower.

McDonald’s, a popular fast-food restaurant, hires at the age of 14.

Those who are hired that young are not allowed to work more than 18 hours in a school week and strictly stay in positions that could not cause liability issues.

Other fast-food restaurants, such as Burger King, Popeyes, Wendy’s, Panera and Steak n’ Shake, start hiring at 16.

These type of restaurants offer flexible hours for high school students because they have various other workers that are able to cover shifts and fill the empty spots.

Car washes, such as Belfonte, Waterway, and Green Lantern, also may hire at 16.

A student must have a driver’s license in order to work at some car washes because they have to drive the vehicles they are servicing.

Aeropostale, American Eagle, Bed Bath and Beyond, Gap, Justice, and Old Navy also offer jobs at 16.