Youth seeking employment from area businesses are invited to browse our listing of current business opportunities in Needham (and in a few instances, towns contiguous to Needham). While postings change week-to-week as well as seasonally, below is a sampling of business employment opportunities/settings:
Restaurant / Food Service
There is no charge for youth who use the Employment Program
Employment listings include a description of the job, pay scale, and location, as well as a contact person
The Employment Program does not screen any business, application, or individual; we act simply as a clearing house and information source
Youth ages 14 to 17 must obtain a Work Permit prior to employment.
"With very limited exceptions, minors under the age of 14 may not work. All minors under the age of 18 must complete an employment permit application and get their permit before starting a new job. You can download Youth employment permit application and Youth Permit Process. You can also access these forms in Spanish, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. For minors who are residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, permits are issued by the superintendent of schools for the municipality in which the minor lives or attends school. If the minor lives outside the Commonwealth, the permit is issued by the superintendent for the community where the minor's job will be located."
Completed Work Permits should be returned to the School Administration office to be signed. The Youth & Family Services Department does not sign-off on the permits.