Youth Employment Information

Many students come to the guidance office to ask for working papers starting at the age of 14. They are very excited to get their first job. Below are links to the application and helpful information to guide families through the process. Once applications are completed, students can bring the paperwork back to our office to Mrs. Brennan and she will type up the permit for youth to give to their new employer.

Applications for employment are not complete until all three parts are completed by parents/guardians, their physician and their employer.

Resources:

Labor and Workforce Development: this website contains information on laws regulating child labor, applications for work permits in several languages, and other helpful information on employment. Permit applications are on the bottom right hand side of the page.
http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/dls/youth-employment/

Berkshire Works: this agency has useful information including an updated list of job postings. They also offer youth employment services.
http://berkshireworks.org/

Berkshire Careers: this is an online search engine to look for employment hosted by Berkshire Eagle.
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/careers

Berkshire Jobs: this is an online search engine to look for employment.
https://www.berkshirejobs.com/public/search.php3