I don't have a job at 17 and can't find one. Watch
Someone has already mentioned this but everywhere takes on more staff before Christmas. Apply for everywhere again this month (all the shops, supermarkets etc.)
Tutoring younger students is also a good idea, but generally works better in summer (just before exams). It’s worth a try though.
I am currently 17 and in an adult school for multiple reasons. My parents currently have money issues and id really like to start taking care of myself or help pay for food when I can. But the thing is, I live in a small town that doesn't really have any jobs. The only ones that there are, are always taken and full. I don't have a driving permit yet but i'm doing it now. And I feel really guilty about it, feels really useless. I am also expecting to leave for college in next september, and I will need to find a job for sure but I am speaking of right now. Any suggestions or opinions on this situation ?
Other than that, the places that don't have any jobs going right now may well have some at a later date: It's coming up to the sort of time where any uni students that have been working retail over the summer will be sodding off. In smaller independent shops/cafes, physically going in and asking if they've got anything going isn't a **** idea.