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Can a 13-year-old deliver newspapers as a summer job?

Robyn Tomlin

Q. Can a very responsible 13 year old that is good at numbers deliver newspapers in their neighborhood as a summer job?

A. So many journalists and newspaper people started their illustrious careers tossing papers onto the porches of neighbors before or after school.

Unfortunately, few media companies continue to employ children for these jobs and the primary reason is safety, said Donnell Giles, the StarNews’ director of operations.

“We no longer employ children due to safety concerns and the liability that comes with children delivering during the early morning,” he said. “We use only adult contractors.”

To be a carrier for the StarNews you must be at least 18 and have reliable transportation and be willing to work seven days mornings a week.


Will the StarNews begin delivering papers to homes in Columbus County again?

Why have many of the StarNews newspaper racks disappeared?

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