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By Mike Hazlip—
That first summer job is a rite of passage for many teens, and with teen unemployment rates steadily declining since the pandemic according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Sentinel took a look at Citrus Heights businesses hiring teen workers.
Jobs are mostly in the food industry, but also include retail, clothing and grocery employment opportunities. Below are some highlights of jobs available in Citrus Heights, as posted on indeed.com.
Sprouts Farmers Market. Job seekers ages 16 and over can apply to Sprouts Farmers Market, located at 7905 Greenback Lane. The company is looking for candidates who are dependable and reliable to be a courtesy clerk. Benefits include a competitive wage, 401(k), disability insurance, employee assistance program, flexible schedule, and health insurance according to the listing. (Link)
Hot Topic. Clothing and popular culture merchandise chain Hot Topic is seeking candidates 16 years old and older to join what it calls “the loudest store in the mall.” The business is looking for “music and pop culture fanatics” to assist customers, stock merchandise, and work the cash register. (Link)
Big Lots. The retail store on Auburn Boulevard is hiring part-time workers as young as 16 for their Citrus Heights location. The business is looking for candidates with strong customer service skills. Strong communication skills are also required, and prior retail experience is preferred. Truck unloading, stocking, and moving merchandise is part of the job, so candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds as well as standing and walking for long periods of time. (Link)
Burger King. The recently opened Burger King on Greenback Lane is hiring full-time team members at $16 per hour. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and have a willingness to learn the operations of the restaurant.
Raising Cane’s. One of Citrus Heights’ newest restaurant chains has several jobs listed, with starting pay for crew members at the restaurant is $15 an hour. The business also lists cashier positions in Citrus Heights, but employees often fill multiple roles according to the listing.
McDonald’s. The company is offering Citrus Heights crew members $15 to $18 an hour and lists tuition reimbursement as one of the benefits.
Little Caesars at 7855 Madison Ave. is looking for crew members 16 and older starting at $14 to $15 an hour. Both full-time and part-time work is listed, but the typical shift is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. according to the listing. The company prefers candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish.
Jamba Juice at Birdcage is seeking candidates 16 years old an older for day and night shifts starting at $15 an hour. The quick-serve smoothie and juice chain is looking for candidates who have a “passion for the Jamba brand and enthusiasm for learning more about Jamba products and nutrition.”
Noodles & Company. Another bustling Birdcage business hiring full-time and part-time employees is Noodles and Company, offering hourly pay plus dental insurance, health insurance, paid sick time, paid time off, vision insurance, and opportunities for advancement. Workers will greet and serve guests, take food orders, prepare food, and clean the restaurant. Wages start at $15 to $17 an hour.
Application links for the above jobs are posted at indeed.com. More local job postings can also be found on The Sentinel’s jobs board.
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