Day in the Life: How a State Government Created Digital Access to Working Papers for Minors
A new digital process ensures that young citizens experience a secure and more efficient experience obtaining working papers.
A first job is a rite of passage for many young teens in the U.S. The process of getting permission to work can often feel frustrating, with teen employees asked to manually fill in a vast array of paperwork, writing the same information over and over as they attempt to take the first step into the workforce. It feels confusing enough as a teen to begin to navigate adulthood without the added burden of navigating complex and time-consuming paperwork to obtain permission to enter the job market.
The solution one state government found was to create a digital platform with the goal of streamlining job applications, improving security and allowing easier access to the labor market for young citizens.