Before you get a job, the world is your oyster. Then you land your first position and it never stops. The world can still be your oyster but the bills continue to show up so youngins, enjoy your freedom while you can.

If you're in a spot where you are ready to begin working I've put together a list of jobs for the 16-year-old crowd and above. Unfortunately, besides side jobs like babysitting and such, there are not many positions available for 15-year-olds. If you know of some, please do reach out.

I know a lot of your elders will tell you to just take your resume directly into the company you want to work for and that is great advice. Making a memorable first impression is incredibly important and can help make you stand out from the sea of resumes. However, it is crucial these days to know what you're getting yourself into.

Most companies require you to apply online. Almost every single website has a section reserved specifically for employment opportunities so to not waste anyone's time, please follow the directions. You can still bring a hardcopy resume in and ask to speak to the manager, introduce yourself and make them aware that you applied online. This might speed up the process or give you an inside track but to not apply online is your first mistake. You've got this and if you know of more positions that should be added to the list, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Jobs 16-Year-Olds

Starbucks - Currently the Starbucks inside Safeway on Summitview is hiring baristas, must be at least 16

KFC - Located on Summitivew positions are available for the 16 and up the crowd

Mcdonald's - Must be at least 16 years old to apply

Popeye's - Must be at least 16 years old to apply

Lifeguard - You'll need to pass a class but you can begin working at age 15 with special permission from the manager

Ross Dress for Less - Must be at least 16 to apply

Big Lots - Must be at least 16 years of age to apply

Worksource Yakima - Help with resumes with access to computers Jobscorp is for 16 to 25-year-olds

Burger Ranch - You can apply beginning at age 18

OIC Training and Employment - Fork Lift and CNA Training

People for People Youth Program - If they are in school or out of school they can assist you in getting your GED

More Jobs for the 18 and Over Crowd

La Petite Early Learning Center is currently hiring for Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Cook & Floaters. They are looking for individuals that love kids and that are patient, kind, energetic, and caring to join the team. If you have experience in childcare and have the following credentials come into 1216 S 24th Ave. Yakima.
TB Test
Bloodborne Pathogens Testing
CPR/First Aid in Infant/Child/Adult
Food Handlers
Portable Background Check through MERIT
30 hours of STARS Training
Yakima Valley Memorial - So many positions to choose from the and rumors are true, you can earn bonuses and extra pay on top of your salary. Currently hiring for a Covid-19 Relief Phlebotomist working evening hours but as I said, SO many different positions are needing to be filled.
Lady Godiva's Consignment Boutique - Hiring a part-time position and currently hosting open interviews from January 19th-21st. Please no phone calls or messages. Come on in with your resume
Waffles Cafe - Full-Time Restaurant Server needed at the West Valley location

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