Jobs For Teens in Illinois

For teenagers in Illinois, there are plenty of options available to keep busy. With plenty of sporting events, museums, shopping and the beach at Lake Michigan, Illinois offers something for teenagers with a variety of interests. And there are over 50 state parks in Illinois with miles of trails for teenagers to roam. The unemployment rate is 6.4% in Illinois, which while higher than in some states, should not keep teenagers who are motivated to work from finding employment.

If you're under 16 years of age, there are specific labor laws in Illinois that don't allow you to work for traditional employers.  Of course, if you're 14 or 15 years old you can get a work permit in Illinois, but otherwise there isn't too much information on this page that will help you.  With that being said, if you're under 16 years of age and don't have a work permit, please select the appropriate age below to find jobs that suit your age group.

If you're under 16 years old, your job options are different. Please select your age below:
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Companies That Hire Teens in Illinois

If you are 14 or 15 years old with a work permit, or 16 years of age and above, the rest of this page is for you.  Although it may not always seem like it, there are plenty companies in Illinois that are willing to hire responsible and hard working teenagers.  For most of you, this will be your first job and it's important to make sure you download our teen job survival guide so that you know how to best write your resume, interviewing tips, and more.

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Vans

Minimum Age: 18

Vans is an American manufacturer of shoes, based in Cypress, California, The company also produces apparel and other products such as T-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks. As of August […]

Yankee Candle

Minimum Age: 16

The Yankee Candle Company is an American manufacturer and retailer of scented candles, candleholders, accessories, and dinnerware. Its products are sold by thousands of gift shops nationwide, through catalogs, and […]

Zara

Minimum Age: 18

Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia. Zara is one of the largest international fashion companies. It belongs to Inditex, one of the world’s largest […]

Zumiez

Minimum Age: 16

Zumiez Inc. is an American specialty clothing store founded by Tom Campion and Gary Haakenson in 1978, and publicly traded since 2005. “Offering gear and clothing for the skater, snowboarder, […]

Sabon

Minimum Age: 14

Today, with the same love and creativity that inspired the original bar of lavender soap, Sabon has expanded upon their soap line to include delightful and dreamy products for the […]

Altar’d state

Minimum Age: 18

Altar’d State operates over 50 boutiques in the Southeastern region, with plans to continue growth. Our stores will continue to stand out for good and do its part to change […]

A’gaci

Minimum Age: 16

A’GACI is a lifestyle brand created for young fashion lovers who rock it well and march to their own beat. Simply put, we are a brand that reflects who you […]

Call it Spring

Minimum Age: 16

Aldo Bensadoun, founder of Aldo Groupe, founded Spring in 1991 under the name Transit, with locations primarily in Canada. With the expansion of the chain across the United States, the […]

Bachrach Menswear

Minimum Age: 14

Bachrach is a tradition of fashionable clothing for the everyday man. We strive to be a customer first company, offering affordable prices on quality clothing and great customer service. With […]

Timberland

Minimum Age: 16

Timberland LLC is an American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear with a focus on footwear. It is owned by VF Corporation. Timberland footwear is marketed towards people intending outdoor […]

Texas de brazil

Minimum Age: 18

Texas de Brazil, a family-owned and operated business opened its first location in Addison, TX in Oct. 1998. The concept is the first of its kind to feature the traditional […]

Payless ShoeSource

Minimum Age: 17

Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, offering a trend-right and comprehensive range of everyday and special occasion shoes and accessory items at affordable […]

Victoria’s Secret PINK

Minimum Age: 15

Victoria’s Secret PINK rewrote the book on what it means to be aspirational. Our dominant, fully-articulated collegiate lifestyle brand has become the brand for college girls with high aspirations of […]

Victoria’s Secret

Minimum Age: 16

Victoria’s Secret is a world-class brand known around the globe for our amazing products and shopping experience. With more than 1,100 store locations world wide, we dominate the lingerie marketplace […]

Radioshack

Minimum Age: 16

RadioShack is an American chain of wireless and electronics stores owned by the Standard General affiliate General Wireless. It is partnered with Sprint cell phones, and most stores are branded […]

Rainforest Café

Minimum Age: 16

Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry’s, Inc. of Houston, Texas. It was founded by entrepreneur Steven Schussler. The first location opened in the Mall of America […]

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