Someone Hire Me, PLEASE!



A job application can open up an entire world of opportunities.

Nevaeh Prado, Reporter

In a small town like Los Banos, finding work at a young age can be a struggle. Personally, I’ve been on the hunt for a job for over a year, and it seems like finding a job is almost impossible.

Last summer around early July of 2022, I got hired at Jack In The Box, but a week later, the manager who hired me left the establishment and my hiring process was never finished.  Since then, I have not been able to find a job.

Lots of employers do not like to hire 16 year olds with a work permit through their school because we can only work for limited hours and limited tasks. Regardless, I have a 3.8 GPA, work and customer experience, and lots of hardworking skills, only to receive rejection after rejection.

Not every kid trying to find work has transportation, like a car to get to a job every day; therefore, it is even harder to find a job or find someone or a place to hire you.

Most places in town who hire students are local businesses or companies that have been in town for a while, but more big brand locations accept less and less students for employment because of age restrictions which limits available work for kids.

There’s a lot of opposing factors that block students and young adults from finding work, but there are some places that accept students, with so many kids in town looking for work, there’s only so many places and so many positions that can be filled leaving many kids who didn’t get hired yet without a job and without any other options to work at.

With all that being said, I’m still looking for work.  I am open to any part time positions.  If anyone is willing to hire me, I am ready to work!