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Hours and Contact Information

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38250 Sierra Highway, 2nd Floor
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-5126
661/267-5155 (Fax)

Open Monday-Thursday
7:30 am-6 pm
Closed Friday

Youth Opportunities

"I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are." –John Denver

Recognizing that our young people are not only our future but also a vital part of our present, Palmdale provides a wide variety of activities and information for its youth.


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Employment Tips and Resources

Applying for your first job can be an exciting as well as nerve-wracking experience. The best way to beat the butterflies in your stomach is to be prepared! Before you set out to apply for that first job you should think about several key things. Ask yourself, "How many hours can I work?" "How will I get to and from work?" "Am I ready to balance work and school?" Once you have answered those questions, it is time to prepare for the application process itself. The following links will help you and your parents understand your rights as a youth employee, work permit requirements and the multitude of resources available to help you succeed.


What You Need to Know Before Beginning Work


Work Permits

Everyone under 18 and/or still in high school must apply for a work permit through their high school.

When you have completed the form, submit it to your school's job counselor.

  • Getting Ready for your Job Interview
Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy

The six-session training will include completing an application, identifying potential employers, customer service skills, and personal performance standards. Participants will also participate in mock interviews. Additionally, local employers will participate in a panel discussing their hiring priorities and performance expectations. Students completing the class will receive a certificate of completion for presentation to perspective employers outlining the training components.

Job Academy Flyer

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