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Jobs for Teenagers | Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Job Resources

Teens who want summer jobs, and their parents, can get good advice here. If you're interested in jobs for teenagers, read on to get some tips that can help.

When you are looking for jobs for teens, it's important to ask these questions:

The teen years are the time to explore those interests and think about how they might apply to the adult world.

The Family & Children First Council supports career awareness opportunities for youth. Internships or after-school enrichment opportunities might be available. Visit our Program page for connections.

Job Hunting Tips for Teens and for Summer Jobs

Teens: You may be thinking about what you'd like to do on summer vacation or where you'd like to get a part-time summer job. Or if you're a junior or senior in high school, you may be thinking about where you will go to college or what jobs you would like to pursue and what career path you'll choose.

Getting a job as a teen has a lot of great benefits: it gives you something to do on the weekends or in the summer, you have your own cash to spend, and you gain experience for careers later in life. However, finding a job is not always easy. Check out the links below to help with your job search.

Cleveland | Cuyahoga County Employment Connection | Ohio Means Jobs

Offers job placement assistance to all Cleveland area residents and operates out of several locations throughout Cleveland and surrounding suburbs. A resource room is available with computers for public use for job searching and related activities. Free workshops are available.

City Year Cleveland
Unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.

Cleveland Job Corps Center
A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services
If you are in need of job training or temporary financial assistance, JFS can help. This agency assists families with food, daycare services, and some emergency assistance. For more information, contact Ricardo Pena at
Lists part-time and summer jobs for students by Ohio cities. Click on your city to find a job that’s right for you.
Find hundreds of online applications and printable job forms.
Are you thinking about volunteering? Planning for life after high school? This section offers help with homework, dealing with bullying, finding a summer job, and lots more.

Simply Hired
This section of the site lists job openings for teens in Ohio. Search for youth-related jobs in the Greater Cleveland area, or throughout Ohio.
Offers Cleveland, Ohio jobs. Whether you’re looking for part-time jobs, teen jobs, student jobs or summer jobs, the site has a wide variety of opportunities for your job search.
Offers summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with camps, amusement parks, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations, and more.

Teens ages 14 to 19 looking for a full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, volunteer or vocational job, can create a membership profile.
Founded with one goal: to help teens and students find jobs. Finding a job as a teen can often be a task, and finding a teen job you enjoy can be even harder. Teen jobs are often your first so you might need a little advice. No matter what kind of work you’re looking for Teen Job Section has it.

Youth Employment Connection - Your Competitive Advantage
The program goal is to ensure that the academic, training, post-secondary education and employment needs of young people are met. Serves youth between the ages of 14-21. Youth in this age range are further classified as either In-School or Out-of-School. Services offered reflect the priorities of each of these unique populations. 

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.)
Y.O.U. is a nonprofit youth workforce development organization. They provide workforce preparation, job placement, and youth development programs to youth age 14-19 who live in families at or below poverty in Cuyahoga County. Since its founding in 1982, Y.O.U. has served more than 150,000 youth, helping them escape the cycle of poverty and transform their lives via the most direct and cost-effective route: academic and career success.

Youth Pages
The Youth Pages is a directory created to guide you to area agencies that are dedicated to helping you and answering your questions. It will help you learn about employment, health, sexual health, drug abuse, dealing with violence, student rights, recreation and more!

Tips and Advice for Finding your First Job

Finding your first job can be hard, and you may not always know what to do. The links below will give you advice on resume writing, tips on how to dress and how to do well in your interview.

Resume writing 101: get your resume in shape for jobs and internships. Find out ways to avoid the pitfalls of resume writing and land yourself in the spotlight.

Dress for Success | Cleveland
Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Job-posting site for teenagers that provides advice and resources, including an interactive resume builder to help teenagers have a more successful job application process.

Many of these resources were originally published as part of Get It Facts in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Cuyahoga County does not necessarily endorse the resources provided in this collection of articles. Also, any inaccuracies or omissions are unintentional.