Where to find us


We are hiring now for REI's new store in Sarasota, FL! 

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 150+ 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!  

Read all about the new store opening here: REI Newsroom - Sarasota, FL

Where to Find Us:
University Town Center, 161 North Cattlemen Road

More than just perks:
  • Diverse culture & community 
  • Competitive bonus/incentive programs 
  • Generous discounts on gear and clothing 
  • Company profit sharing 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Professional growth opportunities 

Grand Opening Date: 
Fall 2023

Retail Store Opportunities:

Interview Process: 
  • Submit an application and resume 
  • Complete a digital interview video through the HireVue platform

Hiring Timeline and Required Dates:

General Start Date10/8/2023
Base Camp Orientation Sessions10/11 - 10/13/2023
Staff Service Project10/14/2023
Sales, Service and Membership Training10/18 - 10/19/2023; 10/21/2023
Store Setup Shifts Date Range10/23 - 11/2/2023
Product Trainings Date Range (various 4 hour shifts based on dept. training)11/1 - 11/7/2023
Store Opening Weekend Dates (full availability)11/10/ - 11/12/2023

REI has been on the Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Best Companies to work for 23 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.