Can I employ someone under the age of 18?

Yes. With the exception of a few occupations, 16 and 17-year-olds are able to work in many different types of jobs. The students participating in WBL experiences supported through Workforce Solutions will have received some form of occupational training through their high school programming. Participants are also required to complete a Work Readiness workshop designed to ensure they understand their rights as workers and are prepared to succeed.

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1. How does Work-Based Learning help students?
2. How does Work-Based Learning help employers?
3. How much does a Work-Based Learning experience cost?
4. Can I employ someone under the age of 18?
5. What are students under 18 not allowed to do?
6. How many hours can student employees work?
7. As an employer, am I obligated to keep a student employee on even if it’s not working out?
8. Are student employees able to be hired for permanent positions?
9. What kind of data will Workforce Solutions collect about the program?