The month of May is Safe Jobs for Youth Month. Missouri communities benefit greatly by having teens in the workforce. Employment teaches young people important skills, including responsibility, timeliness, honesty, teamwork, resourcefulness, communication skills and confidence.
The Missouri Division of Labor Standards works with employers, parents and school officials to help keep young workers safe and healthy while learning these valuable life lessons. Fast food, grocery stores, general retail, and lawn care are the most popular jobs for teenagers. Missouri law restricts the age, number of hours, and occupations youth can work during the school year and in the summer.
Certificates for Employment
Certificate to Employ a Child 14 or 15 Years of Age - During School Term Certificate to Employ a Child 14 or 15 Years of Age - During Non-School Term