• Jobs for Students

     "There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."  ~ William Bennett

    Students –
    Local employers and community members who are searching for student workers contact me at Groves High School.

    Groves Job Book (updated 2/12/2020)
    Some jobs will require the student to obtain a work permit.  Work permits are available in the Groves HS Main Office.

    Oakland County Parks and Recreation Summer jobs click for PDF Flyer

    Oakland County Road Commission Season Laborer Flyer

    Employers -
    Click here to contact me by email and be included in our current listings.  Please include the job description, qualifications, hours, pay rate and your contact information.

    What the laws say about work for minors
    Michigan businesses that deal in state commerce or have annual revenues exceeding $500,000 are under federal and state jurisdiction and must follow whichever standard is strictest.  These rules affect most employers. 

    14 and 15-year old teens cannot work during school hours; they can work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the school year.  They cannot work more than 18 hours during a school week or more than 40 hours at other times.  The state law says that combined school and workweek cannot exceed 48 hours, with school filling about 34 hours.

    16 and 17-year old teens have no federal restrictions on either the time of day they can work or the number of hours each day.  They must follow state law that applies a 48-hour weekly ceiling on combined school and job time for them, but lets them work between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. during the school year and until 11:30 p.m. during vacations.

    If you suspect a violation of the child labor law in Southeast Michigan, call the wage-hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor at 313-226-7447 or the Michigan Department of Labor at 517-322-1825.

    Michigan Intern Jobs
    See postings for local internship opportunities, jobs and more.

    Detroit Free Press paid summer internship for students interested in Journalism. Click here for details and an online applcation. 

    JobStar Resume Guide
    Tips for writing resumes and cover letters. Free sample resumes and cover letters for over 50 career fields.

    A resource for hourly wage jobs in our community.  


  • Measures of Job Success

     "Whatever you are, be a good one." 
    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    Michigan employers said they're looking for these skills:

    • dependable
    • responsible
    • honest
    • respects others
    • good listener
    • follows directions
    • on time for work
    • good attendance
    • free from substance abuse
    • pride in one's work
    • willing to learn
    • works well with co-workers
    • cooperates as part of a team
    • flexible
    • completes tasks on time
    • enthusiasm for work
    • follows work rules
    • treats customers well
    • uses common sense
    • shows initiative
    • accurate in one's work
    • works with minimum supervision
    • basic writing skills
    • basic math skills
    • basic computer skills
    • problem solving skills

    From the Michigan Department of Career Development