Places Hiring Now


Brianna OCallaghan, Reporter

Through the pandemic, stores and restaurants all over the US have had to shut down. Though many places have closed their doors, new storefronts take their place, giving new employment opportunities to anyone willing to work. Below are restaurants and stores who not only accept job applications, but accept them from high school students. 


Food Service:

Chick-Fil-A (15 and Up)

3425 College Park Dr, Conroe, TX 77384

Chick-Fil-A is a fast casual restaurant that is known for its famous chicken sandwiches. Whether it is greeting regulars to meeting new faces, working here allows anyone to master their interpersonal skills.


Panera (16 and Up)

3113 College Park Dr, Conroe, TX 77384

Panera Bread Company is a bakery-cafe fast casual restaurant with chains all over the US. Bakers, team members, and drivers are all accepted. 


Mia’s Table (16 and Up)

18450 I-45, Shenandoah, TX 77384

Mia’s Table is a casual, family-friendly restaurant. Though they allow 16-year-olds to apply, they prefer 18-year-olds so they can deliver alcohol. 


Romano’s Macaroni Grill (18 and Up)

1155 Lake Woodlands Dr, Spring, TX 77380

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is a fast-paced dining restaurant that serves Italian cuisine. Since Macaroni Grill requires servers to serve alcohol, it is required that people are 18 to join the team. 


Flower Child (18 and Up)

1900 Lake Woodlands Dr Suite 100, The Woodlands, TX 77380

“Healthy Food for a Happy World.” Flower Child is a fast casual restaurant focused on its “good vibes” for restaurant employees and customers. 


Clothing Stores:

Tyler’s (16 and Up)

1555 Lake Woodlands Dr #400, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Tyler’s is a youth-oriented clothing store known for its athletic and casual gear located only in Texas. They strive to provide a large selection of lifestyle apparel, accessories, shoes, and even skateboards. 


Old Navy (17 and Up)

19075 Interstate 45 S Ste #112, Shenandoah, TX 77385

Old Navy, a Gap-owned clothing store, is an American retail store. Known for its family-friendly clothes, Old Navy provides styles for anyone in the family. 


Urban Outfitters (18 and Up)

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, Spring, TX 77380

Most known for the vintage surroundings of their stores, Urban Outfitters is extremely youth-oriented but has different styles for everyone. Not only do they sell clothes, accessories and shoes, they also provide a large range of new vintage materials like vinyl, record players, and more. 


Altar’d State (18 and Up)

Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #1056, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Altar’d State is a women’s fashion brand with a ‘70s feel to the store. Though prices are expensive, they offer great sales and discounts for their employees. 



Famous Footwear (16 and Up)

19075 Interstate Highway 45 N Suite 111L, Shenandoah, TX 77385

Famous Footwear is a retail store for branded footwear that are often at discounted prices. For shoe-lovers, this is the place for you.


PetSmart (18 and Up)

19075, I-45 Suite 114, Shenandoah, TX 77385

PetSmart is a pet store chain that offers pets, pet services, and pet products. Because they deal with pets sometimes directly, they ask all applicants to be 18 or older. 


The Container Store (18 and Up)

1455 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Container Store is a retail chain that sells organization products. From kitchen wear to suitcases to desk organizers, they sell anything and everything for storage needs.