Q. Are there any jobs for 14 year olds in Alaska? -Olivia
A. Well, Olivia, not a whole lot I don’t think. I know the minimum wage is $7.15. You sound like a nice ambitious girl. I like that. I know my grandson recently went thru several years of waiting to be old enough to get a ‘real’ job. Finally he is 18 and working steadily as a carpenter.
At 14 you could get a job in a grocery store as a bagger, and carry out person. I talked to our biggest supermarket and they said that legally they can hire a 14 yr old, with parental permission, although they don’t hire a lot of them because there are so many restrictions regarding young employment as to their scheduling, the # of hours they are permitted to work etc. But if a 14 yr old really wants to work, they can apply, and if they do a good job, with few absenses, etc. they are kept on.
You could also be hired on at fast food places. Also, many private individuals hire 14 yr olds for babysitting, mother’s helpers, housecleaning and yard/garden work. I myself have hired young people many times for gardening and yard work and always been satisfied with them. If you come to Alaska I wish for you good job hunting and a pleasant experience entering the working world. Take care, Bonnie J