There were very few jobs available for teenagers. Most of the jobs were menial labor such as delivering the Stars and Stripes Newspaper, working at the concessions stand in the movie theater, baby-sitting, cutting grass (Each family was assigned a time to cut the grass and maintain the common areas, usually a teenager was smart enough to do the chores for money) or working as a bagger at the main commissary in Frankfurt.
There was a summer hire program. This program allowed teenagers to work at various jobs to earn money. Most summer hire jobs were doing menial labor. The teenagers were used for such tasks as maintaining the posts or housing areas. There were also a limited number of clerical type jobs available. The pay was minimum wage. Once summer ended, so did the jobs.
Some teenagers did manage to get jobs with the Officers and NCO club system as well as working in the mess halls. There were few jobs and competition was stiff.
Adult dependents were able to find employment through the military. The types of jobs they obtained depended on their skills.
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