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16 year olds looking for a job

As a teen, finding a job can be very hard. Finding a place that doesn’t require prior experience and that will take someone who hasn’t graduated yet is a task in itself. However, get a job, you have to start somewhere, so here are a few ideas. 


Cleaning jobs: 

—Myles O’Donnell & Co: Part-time janitor ~ Pay starting at $17.50 an hour ~ Needs the ability to clean and supply building areas along with basic cleaning. Location: Milwaukie, OR. 

—Township Building Services: Janitor ~Pay starting at $16.50 an hour ~ Will need the ability to clean without being overly supervised and clean thoroughly and up to standards. Location: Portland, OR. 


Restaurant / Fast Food jobs: 

—Taco Bell: Crew Member ~Pay is $16 – $17 an hour ~ Food Handlers permit is required. The ability needed is to use the correct tools, as well as serving food that meets their standards, and cleaning as you go. Location: 205 NE Burnside Rd. Gresham, OR.

—Chipotle: Crew Member ~ Pay Unknown ~ Food Handler certification is required. Plus the ability to be friendly to all and be able to communicate properly. As a benefit you will get free food, medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off as well as holiday closures. 

—Panera: Team Member ~ Pay is up to $16.50 an hour, plus tips ~ Food Handler certification is required, and you will need to have the ability to lift up to 30lbs and be able to bend, reach, push, pull, and stand for long periods of time. Benefits are paid time off, a scholarship program, and are closed on big holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Location: 1017 NW Civic Dr. Gresham, OR. 


Retail jobs: 

—WinCo Foods: Cart Clerk ~ Pay is $30.4K – $38.5K a year ~ Food Handlers is required and will need the ability to move carts in any weather and be able to lift at least 40lbs. As a benefit you will get an employee stock ownership plan and health insurance. Location: 2511 SE First St. Gresham, OR. 

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Savannah Dixon, Staff Writer

I’m Savannah and I’m a senior this year, and it’s my first year in bruin banner. I really enjoy making money and spending it. 💸

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