Teens residing in West Virginia will have no difficulty finding things to keep them busy. There are plenty of outdoor activities available, like Valley Falls State Park and Blackwater Falls State Park, the Potomoc River and New River Gorge. For those seeking a little thrill, whitewater rafting is a great thing to check out. The state offers other interesting opportunities, like a wax museum and the opportunity to check out a Civil War Site. The variety is great to keep teenagers interested; there is also the opportunity to obtain employment for those who are looking to earn money and gain experience. The state’s 6.2% unemployment rate will not deter those who are looking to start working.
If you're under 16 years of age, there are specific labor laws in West Virginia 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 West Virginia, 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.