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Where to look for summer jobs for teens in the Ferndale area

With the end of school fast approaching, teens are going to be looking for summer work in the Ferndale area. While Washington State law prohibits employing anyone under 18, there are 2 exceptions.

  1. non-agricultural employers with a minor work permit that allows them to hire minors 14-years-old to 18-years-old
  2. agricultural employers (e.g. farms and some packing operations)

According to records from the Washington State Department of Revenue, the following Ferndale area employers hold valid minor work permits (this is not an assurance they are hiring).

  • 7-Eleven Store
  • A & E Electric, Inc
  • Alexey Company, LLC
  • Annie’s Doodles
  • Asian Bistro
  • Baker Septic Tank Pumping, Inc.
  • Barbies Berries, Inc.
  • Barron Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Bellingham Professional Office Cleaning
  • Bellingham Public Auto Auction, LLC
  • Boxx Berry Farms
  • Carls Mower & Saw Inc
  • Cascade Connections
  • Cedars, Inc.
  • Chihuahua Family Mexican Restaurant
  • CJ Manufacturing
  • Coast Insulation LLC
  • Coconut Kenny’s
  • Crave Catering Inc
  • Dimitri’s Restaurant
  • Domino’s
  • Downtime Taps
  • Eagles Roost
  • Eastview Blueberry Farm
  • Ebe Farms LLC
  • Ferndale Ace Hardware
  • Ferndale Alliance Church
  • Ferndale Dairy Queen
  • Ferndale Family Dental
  • Ferndale Farmstead, LLC
  • Ferndale Grocery Outlet
  • Four Seasons Landscape Management, Inc.
  • Fresh Space Redesign
  • Good 2 C U
  • Grant’s Burgers
  • Haggen
  • IMCO General Construction, Inc.
  • Indeco
  • Jack in the Box
  • Kid’s World Ferndale
  • Kowloon Inn
  • Laird Dairy LLC
  • Laird’s Livestock Hauling, Inc.
  • Lenny’s Bike Shop, LLC
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • Lind Fuel Company
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Malwa Farms Ltd
  • Management Services Northwest LLC
  • Manthey Momentum Sports Performance Training LLC
  • McDonalds Restaurant
  • Memorable Events and Catering LLC
  • Metrie Inc
  • NW Shippers Inc
  • Nani’s Cuchara
  • North County Lawn Care Services
  • Northwest Plant Co., LLC
  • Nurtidried LLP
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Papa Murphey’s
  • Perry Pallet Co
  • Pete’s Auto Repair
  • Pilot Travel Center
  • Portal Way Farm and Garden
  • Prizm Construction, LLC
  • Quick E Mart
  • Ralph Forsberg Construction LLC
  • Rite Aid
  • Skyline Contracting Services LLC
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Subway – Ferndale
  • Summit Ridge Holsteins
  • Taco Time
  • Teresa Garten Insurance & Financial Services
  • The Cheese Farm
  • The Comphy Co.
  • Triple Wren Farms
  • Trivan Truck Body, LLC
  • Vicente Labor Contractor
  • Windwood Landscape Inc.

According to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), minimum wage for 16– and 17-year-old workers is the same as for adults. Minors under 16 may be paid 85% of the state minimum wage.

Click here to read information from L&I for non-agricultural employers, employees and parents/guardians regarding the job requirements for minor employees and their employers.

The minimum age for teens working in agricultural jobs is also 14-years-old with the exception that 12- and 13-year-olds may work during non-school months (June 1 to Labor Day) hand-harvesting some crops. Click here to read information from L&I regarding agricultural job requirements for minor employees.

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