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“I want to be a fashion designer and I want to start my own clothing line. After working a couple of years, I’m going back to college to make this happen.” — Keyaira

Youth Employment Resources

Whether you’re considering part time or full time work, there are a number of programs in Baltimore City which can help you prepare for entering the workforce and help you find a job.

Employment Rules, Rights & Responsibilities
  • Useful Links
  • Work Permits
    Want to get a job? In Maryland, you must have a Minor Work Permit if you are between the ages of 14 and 17 years old. For more information about work permits and to download an application, click here.

    MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/

  • More on Maryland Law
    If you are under the age of 18, there are legal restrictions regarding where, when and how long you are permitted to work. For more information about Maryland’s employment laws for youth, check out this fact sheet located at www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/empm.shtml
  • Youth Employment
    As a minor, you may be prohibited from some specific work activities that are dangerous. For more information about the rules of employment for youth, check out: youthrules.dol.gov
  • Rights and Responsibilities. Visit the Youth@Work website by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Check out: youth.eeoc.gov
  • Teen Workers — Occupational Safety & Health Administration: www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/teenworkers.html