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Work Permits and Jobs: 

Some local business are hiring!  We have been filling out work permits for Target, Jamba Juice, Whirld, Chipotle, In N Out, McDonald's, Scotty's Market, Nugget Market, Amy's Drive-Thru, and the Osher JCC.

First, you will need a Work Permit.  

First, download, print, and fill out a Work Permit Application here

If you do not have a printer at home, you can go to a local FedEx Kinko's, a friend's or another family's home, or any other place of business with a printer available for use by the public. 

The Work Permit Application needs to be filed out and signed by you, a parent, and your employer

Once you have your completed Work Permit Application, take a photo of it, and email it to Brad at

Then, she will email you your actual Work Permit.  You can either print it and take it to your employer yourself, or if you do not have a printer, we can email it directly to them, if you provide us with their name and email address.  

Please let us know if you have any questions!

General guidelines:

* 16-17 years old:

- 4 hours per day on a school day

- 8 hours per day on a non-school day 

- 48 hours per week

- hours = 5am-10pm, except 12:30am prior to a non-schoolday


* 14-15 years old:

- 3 hours per day on a school day

- 8 hours per day on a non-school day

- only 18 hours per week

- hours = 7am-7pm, except 9pm between June 1-Labor Day


* under 14 years old

- labor laws generally prohibit employment of children under 14, except for agricultural work, domestic work, and the entertainment industry

Details here!

Jobs, Careers, Work Permits, Military


Many students graduate from high school, and directly enter the workforce!  This webpage is for you!  

Countless careers exist: automotive, carpenter, construction, cosmetology, electricians, firefighters, HVAC, landscapers, painters, plumbers, police officers, roofers, and more!

A great place to begin, is the California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association

Marin County Firefighters and Firefighter Paramedics

Law enforcement: 

Marin County Sheriff

San Rafael Police

California Highway Patrol

all law enforcement links (Marin County Sheriff, SRPD, CHP, and all Marin police departments

Jobs for students include Target, restaurants, groceries, other retail outlets, and the Osher JCC, updated as we receive word from employers about job openings.  

* another opportunity is being a companion for the elderly; two companies, Mon Ami and Papa (April 23, The New York Times), are paying for some positions!

* babysitting is always an option: virtual babysitting (April 30, The Washington Post), and in-person, as  pointed out in The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back to Teach a New Generation of Tweens About the Meaning of Work (July 3, Slate)

Employers, if you are currently hiring high school-aged students, please email Brad Ward at, and we will advertise to our students!