Hudson's Bay High School Career Center

A list of various businesses in the Vancouver area that hire teenagers. Visit the Career Center for help writing your resume and / or cover letter!
Information for teens who work in Oregon
A link to the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries site about policies and laws that govern minor-age employees.
Vancouver Public Schools is now hiring lifeguards and other aquatics positions. Certification is required. To apply, or for more information about these jobs, call (360) 3131-4953 or see "Employment" menu on the district website at (classified positions).
Youth Employment Ages 14-24
Are you aged 14-24? Do you or your family receive subsidized housing? The Youth Employment and Education Advocate with the Vancouver Housing Authority is here to help! They work with youth to develop and meet goals regarding their education or employment.
Links and resources for teen job hunters
Web sites to use to look for a job
Teens: Get help with your job search from state WorkSource employees
High school students may go to any location of the State of Washington's WorkSource system to get help with interviewing skills, resume' creation, job-search techniques, etc.
Job listings and tips for researching potential employers
Ideas for starting your own business over the summer
Teens As Teachers Program
The Teens As Teachers Program engages teens to teach younger youth. It’s a proven method to promote knowledge, gain healthy behaviors, leadership and life skill development. It’s a great resume builder!!! Selected teens will partner with another teen to teach a healthy eating, active living curriculum to small groups of children 2 -3 years younger than themselves.
A great tool to assist clients and job seekers in the Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County areas in learning about tips, tools, workshops and resources available to them.
Children Northwest employs people for jobs with the SW Child Care Consortium (SWCCC). Openings for aides, assistants, site coordinators, and teachers.
City of Vancouver - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor
Candidates are interested in ensuring the Firstenburg and Marshall pools are the safest, friendliest and most fun in Vancouver. Lifeguards ensure patron safety and enjoyment and stand ready to respond to a guest in distress. This position requires a lifeguard certification, however, successful candidates will be provided initial and on-going training to obtain and retain needed certification. Lifeguards gain leadership, customer service and lifesaving skills that are very transferrable to future career interests and pursuits.
Vancouver Parks & Rec Open Positions
Vancouver Parks and Recreation is pleased to share these current open positions. If you love helping others and working in a fun and fast paced environment, Vancouver Parks and Rec is for you! Click on the title to access the flyer and see which position(s) to apply for!
Wendy's is Hiring
Wendy's in Hazel Dell is hiring! This is a sample of the application so drop in, introduce yourself and pick up an application today!
Fred Meyer is Hiring!!
Find a career at Fred Meyer! They have competitive pay with a huge variety of jobs. You will receive discounts and other perks plus training, coaching, and mentoring is provided. Apply at today!
Become a YMCA Lifeguard!
$300 SIGN ON BONUS!!! Qualities of YMCA Lifeguards: Responsible - Take Initiative - Dependable Join an exceptional Aquatics Team at the Clark County Family YMCA. Visit the YMCA Career Page for details:
Clark County Parks Seeking Open Water Lifeguards!
$12 Hourly, 8-40 hours per week *Hours available mid-June through mid-September *Paid training *Certification in Advanced First Aid *Work outdoors!
Frito Lay is Hiring!
Several positions available! Interested applicants should apply online at
Need a Summer Job? Join the Lile Moving Team
Moving Packers, Helpers, General Laborers and Drivers. Lile International Companies
SERVPRO Is Now Hiring!
SERVPRO - Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration. Now hiring Production Technician & Crew Chief Positions. E-mail your resume to
Columbia Sportswear Material Handler
Kelly Services is currently looking for Material Handlers to work on site for a leader in the Outdoor Apparel Industry located in North Portland. You will contribute to the movement of product throughout the building. The contract is for 9 months and you are able to apply for all full-time positions directly with Columbia Sportswear after working 60 days.
Charter is hiring for Customer Service Representatives
Graduating Seniors! Start your career with Charter Spectrum! Charter is hiring for Customer Service Representatives for the inbound billing call center. Do you have your Diploma/GED? Do you have at least one year of experience working with customers? Charter may just be the answer to what's next for you!!
Express Employment Professionals
Current Openings: Cabinet Manufacturing - General Laborer - Food Service - Vitamin Manufacturing / Production - Custodial - Forklift Operator - Welders - Order Puller - Receptionist - Assembly Production - Maintenance Tech - Plastic Production - Receiving - Shipping - Housekeeping
Fed Ex Package Handlers
Part-Time Package Handles with Full-Time Opportunities!!! Must be 18 years old and be able to load, unload and sort packages as well as perform other related duties.
Firestone Pacific Foods is Hiring!
Firestone Pacific Foods is now hiring for full-time summer work. Firestone is looking for individuals who want to learn and work in the warehouse / cold storage industry. Firestone offers on-the-job training and overtime pay. Located on NW Fruit Valley Rd. in Vancouver.
Frito Lay Positions
SEASONAL: Warehouse / Material Handler (Temporary Full-TIme) $16.00 per hour. PART-TIME: Packer / Carton Handler / Sanitor $15.55 per hour with increases at 6 months and 1 year of service.
Graphic Packaging International
Supplier of paper-based flexible type food packaging for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. Full Time Position: Helper Must be 18 years old with reliable transportation. Hourly rate: $16.41/hour with shift differentials
Guinett Masonry, Inc.
WANTED: Full-time summer mason tender worker, $16.00 an hour. Must be 18 years old to apply. See attachment for details.
Hilton Hotel Job Posting
Hilton Hotels has several job openings in various positions in their Vancouver and Portland locations. Careers in hospitality include culinary, guest services, finance / accounting, and many more.
Kyocera Inspector 1
Responsible for the handling, measurement, visual inspection and cleaning of machined ceramic parts. Inspector will records data in Excel.
Kyocera Press Operator 1
Responsible for the production of customer parts and the safe operation of Sintering and Press department equipment.
Oldcastle Production Insulation
Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise. Positions open in Washougal and Battle Ground
SEH American Entry Level Positions
SEH America is one of the largest global producers of semiconductor silicon, the foundation of the electronics industry. With headquarters in Japan, the Vancouver, WA facility grows silicon crystals and processes them into silicon wafers. SEH America supplies these wafers to customers around the world who put computer chips onto them. SEH America has a wide variety of part, full and seasonal jobs available to motivated high school graduates.
Suddath Relocation Systems
Work this summer for an industry leader, Suddath Relocation Systems of Oregon, LLC. No experience needed. We will train you. Must be able to lift 75 pounds and you must be 18 years old to apply. A great way to earn college money, car money, or just spending cash!!
SmaK Plastics, Inc.
No experience needed! Start at $12-$13 per hour. Must be 18 years old to apply. SmaK Plastics has been leading the Pacific Northwest in quality and innovation in rotationally molded plastic solutions since 2007 and we will be doubling our warehouse space soon! We help exceptional companies create plastic goods that you use every day such as playground equipment, fuel tanks, and carpet cleaners!

Teen Employment


Teen employees might be eligible to earn school credit

Students age 16 and older who have a part-time paid job might qualify to earn elective school credit for the skills they are learning at work.  To find out more, students should talk to their counselor or their school's work-based learning coordinator about enrolling in a Career and Technical Education class called "Cooperative Work Experience."  180 hours of documented work experience earns 0.5 elective credit. A maximum of 2 credits can be earned each year.


Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Teen Workers
Get information on workplace rights for teen workers in the State of Washington.
Teens at Work: Facts for Employers, Parents and Teens
This brochure answers many questions employers,teen workers and parents have about non-agricultural work rules, permits and conditions for working minors. These requirements also apply to teens working in their family’s non-agricultural business.
Children Northwest employs people for jobs with the SW Child Care Consortium (SWCCC). Openings for aides, assistants, site coordinators, and teachers. To apply go to:
Washington State Employment Security Department
Check out the state's monthly employment report, local unemployment statistics, county profiles, and more.