Youth Employment

The state of Washington allows a teen to be employed at the age of 14. On base, applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Employment of 14 to 18 year olds is limited to certain occupations under conditions which do not interfere with their schooling, health and well-being. Although Fairchild AFB has a curfew, teenagers affected by the curfew are authorized to travel from their place of employment to home

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Teen Workers
Provides information about employment rules and rights of teen workers

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health, Teen Workers
Provides information, for parents and for teen workers, to raise awareness of safety and health issues in the workplace

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC)
Provides information on youth rights and responsibilities as an employee

Fairchild AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center
Assists all DoD I.D. card holders in the preparation of resumes, job applications, job search & interviewing techniques and conducts one-on-one assessments. To make an appointment, call 509-247-2246

Fairchild AFB Teen Center
Assistance with identifying career goals, and with all aspects of the job search

WorkSource Washington
Washington State's official career and employment website. Job seekers may search jobs, post a resume, apply for jobs online, or receive information and resources on employment, unemployment and education/training

WorkSource Spokane
Provides in-person, on-site, and internet services and resources for job seekers of all ages. Services include free access to computer/internet/printer/copier/fax/phone, workshops, jobs and training referral. Address: 130 S. Arthur Street, Spokane, WA 99202 Phone: (509) 532-3000 

Next Generation Zone
For youth ages 16 - 24. The Next Generation Zone provides information and resources about careers, education, tools on how to find work, resources to prepare for a job search, information about workforce development service providers, training to enhance work skills, employers who are looking for prospective employees, how to keep a job and advance in a career, and aid in the transition into the adult workforce with employment options

Job Corps 
A tuition-free training and education program that connects income-eligible 16-24 year olds with the skills and opportunities to establish real careers. Most students live on campus.

AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

Young Entrepreneurs 
Small Business Administration website with information and resources for teens interested in starting their own business

More job databases:

Most youth will not need a resume for their job search, but will likely need to know how to properly complete an application. Tips on completing an application, as well as more job search and employment-related information and links are available in the Careers tab

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