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How old do you have to be to work a city trends?

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August 30, 2008 3:29AM

When You Turn 14 You can work in an: office, grocery store, retail store, restaurant, movie theater, baseball park, amusement park, or gasoline service station. You generally may not work in: communications or public utilities jobs, construction or repair jobs, driving a motor vehicle or helping a driver, manufacturing and mining occupations,power-driven machinery or hoisting apparatus other than typical office machines, processing occupations, public messenger jobs, transporting of persons or property, workrooms where products are manufactured, mined or processed, or warehousing and storage. In addition, you may not work any other job or occupation declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. When You Turn 16 You can work in any job or occupation that has not been declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. Hazardous Occupations You generally may not work in any of the following hazardous occupations: manufacturing and storing of explosives, driving a motor vehicle and being an outside helper on a motor vehicle; coal mining, logging and sawmilling, power-driven woodworking machines, exposure to radioactive substances, power-driven hoisting apparatus, power-driven metal-forming, punching, and shearing machines, mining, other than coal mining, meat packing or processing (including the use of power-driven meat slicing machines), power-driven bakery machines, power-driven paper-product machines, manufacturing brick, tile, and related products, power-driven circular saws, band saws, and guillotine shears, wrecking, demolition, and shipbreaking operations, roofing operations and all work on or about a roof, or excavation operations. Different rules apply to farms, and individual States may have stricter rules. http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/jobs.htm