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Yes. If you are under 18 you can work but you have to first get a work permit just like kids who aren't in foster care. To get a permit you must fill out an application called Employment Permit application for 14 - 17 Year Olds. You can download this application from https://www.mass.gov/dos or get one from your school. All the steps for completing this application can be found on the same website under the Massachusetts Guide for Working Teems, page 4. Talk to your school counselor about getting the work permit.
Yes. All the money you make is yours. As soon as you get a job, you should also talk to your social worker about opening your own bank account.
Apply at your local grocery store or retail stores.
Talk to your friends who have jobs, or to neighbors, teachers, your guidance counselor etc.
Call your social worker or the Adolescent Outreach Worker in the DCF office near you (see pp. 38 - 41).
Go to the Career Center in your area. They have job listings, career counseling services, job search workshops, workforce readiness training, information about getting money for job training, and other employment-related services. Call the Division of Career Services for more information and to find the Career Center near you: 617-626-5300.
You can also look them up online at: www.mass.gov/careercenters
Consider the following four programs to help you. Ask your social worker for more information or look these up online:
You may be able to get money from the state, called Unemployment Benefits, if you meet certain requirements. You can get more information at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/check-eligibility-for-unemployment-benefits.