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Work Permits and Job Board

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Every student under the age of 18 (even if it's one day until their birthday) is required, by law, to have a work permit. Students may print a paper application here (link below) or pick one up at the OHS Front Office.
Step 1: MANDATORY Work Permit Application; You need to fill out the Work Permit Request form, have your employer fill out their portion and parent(s) sign it. After this is complete, you may email the completed application to angela.vandervelde@leusd.k12.ca.us with a file or a photo. (Remember, you can use DocHub.com to edit PDF documents. Simply create a free account and upload the PDF to start editing, this makes for simple and neat forms).
  • Step 2: Processing; Send the completed application to me. ALL information, including the student's social security number and parent signature, MUST be completed to process. Processing, in most cases, can be done within 72 business hours. (This is due to verifying employer info and/or confirmation with Dr. Cleave).
Step 3: Work Permit Issued - This Permit document is primarily filled out by the School or District Office, the only area you will need to fill out is the "Minor Signature."
  • Permit with be available for pick-up at the Front Office or emailed to the student and his/her parents.
  • Work Permits are probationary and will be reviewed on a monthly basis for grades and attendance.
  • For reference, below is what the permit form looks like. To get ahead of the processing time, please send Ms. Angela a copy with your student signature.
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If you are an undocumented student and you are wondering how you can work and pay taxes without a Social Security Number, please read on.
  • Apply for a Social Security Number with this Social Security Number Application Form.
  • If you are ineligible to acquire a Social Security Number, but you have been hired to work and you still need to file taxes, you can request an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN, so that you can legally file tax returns and claim the income reported on your W-2’s to the IRS!
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), is an executive order issued on June 15, 2012 by President Obama, protecting eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States as children. DACA gives eligible undocumented immigrants:

    • temporary deportation protection
    • and a work permit that allows them to get a social security number.
  • Steps To Apply for DACA for the First Time


Below is a list of local businesses hiring in the Temecula Valley area. 

Submit your applications ONLINE, then follow up one/two days later by calling and asking to speak with the manager. If possible and in a safe, socially-distant manner, go IN PERSON and ask to speak with the Manager. 


If you need help preparing for your interview or creating a resume, meet with me via ZOOM! Use https://calendly.com/ohsccc to select a time!


Happy Job Hunting, you got this!


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