Where to find us
Opening in October! at 335 Summit Boulevard
Birmingham, AL
We are hiring for REI's new store in Birmingham, AL!

At the REI co-op, our not-so-secret goal has always been to help people get outside. We started out in 1938 as a community of climbers in search of quality outdoor gear. Seventy-nine years and 140+ stores later, our passion lies in inspiring, educating and outfitting our more than 6 million active members and customers. So we invite you to join us, a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. If this sounds like you, load up your creativity, customer focus, and enthusiasm for living life outdoors and bring it to REI. We can't wait to hear from you!  

Retail Hourly Store Opportunities:

  • Competitive bonus/incentive programs
  • Retirement Plan
  • Generous discounts on gear and clothing
  • Paid time off
  • Professional growth opportunities and more
  • Apply for the role(s) that interest you online.
  • The Management Team will be onsite at the end of July to review candidates and if selected to move forward, Group Interviews will take place 08/06-08/10


  • General start dates: 08/25
  • Department Training through September
  • Base Camp New Hire Orientation Sessions  1 five hour session 08/30 or 08/31
  • Sales and Service Training 1 four hour session 09/05, 09/06, or 09/07
  • Store Procedures/Visual Training  All Day 09/21

REI has been on the Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Best Companies to work for 22 years in a row!
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753

ยง753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.