how old do u have to be to work?
i wanna work!!!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Its different in different states. In california you can work at 15 with a work permit but most companies don't hire you until 16. You can baby sit or walk dogs whenever people will hire you
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You can start working whenever. But legally, you need working papers at 15 (usually get them at school guidance office) to work anywhere (fast food normally) and then once you turn 18, you don't need working papers, just like a permit or license (some sort of id)...