It is hard to find a job at 15 because there are limits on when and how much you can work. restaurants and grocery stores are your best options because they find it easier to work within the labor guidelines for minors.
just get out there and apply everywhere you can.
for info about hours you can work, work permit,
job suggestions, interview information etcetera go to: http://www.youthrules.dol.gov
there are links for teens, parents, educators and employers for every state.
at 14 or older you can work in an:
municipal parks(city or county),
amusement park, or
gasoline service station just to name a few……………….
different employers have different POLICIES concerning the hiring of minors so just apply the worse that can happen is you do not get a job.
when you go dress neat, clean, and appropriately for the business, be polite and ask for an application and the appropriate time to bring it back. you will need references so talk to teachers, clergy, coaches, anyone you have done casual labor for, friends parents etcetera be sure to ask if you can use them as a reference and let them know to expect calls from prospective employers.
SOME LARGER EMPLOYERS WHO NORMALLY HIRE 14 AND 15 YR OLD EMPLOYEES FOR SUMMER AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT INCLUDE:
Kroger, Publix, Food Lion, McDonald's, Chic-Fil-A, Burger King, Dairy Queen, K-Mart(in some areas)
and there are many more that hire employees at 14 and 15
you also have all the options of casual labor and gainful employment that is legal for those under 14:
You can mow lawns and other yard work(as casual labor only)
You can clean houses(as casual labor only)
You can wash cars(as casual labor only)
You can Tutor(as casual labor only)
You can work as a pet-sitter/dog-walker(as casual labor only)
You can assist the elderly.(as casual labor only)
You can work as a baby-sitter.(as casual labor only)
just to name a few ideas............................
gainful employment that is legal at 13 or younger in some cases:
You can deliver, or sell at a street stand, newspapers and periodicals (selling subscriptions is not allowed)
You can work as an actor or performer in motion pictures, television, theater or radio.
You can work in a business solely owned or operated by your parents.
You can work on a farm owned or operated by your parents.
When school is out of session you can work on a private farm picking and selling fruits and vegetables.