REI ventures into Fairbanks

Photo courtesy of REI

Beginning in spring 2014, Alaskans can gear up for their outdoor adventures at a new REI location in Fairbanks. The company will hire approximately 50 new employees for the new store.

The 30,000-square-foot location will be located at the southwest corner of Old Steese Highway and College Avenue.

REI is the nation’s leading outdoor retailer of camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel products. With 132 stores and 5.1 million active members, it is the nation’s largest consumer cooperative.

Anyone may shop with REI, but members pay a one-time $20 fee to receive a share in profits through an annual member refund. Members also receive discounts on REI Outdoor School and in-store classes and REI Adventures trips.

The new Fairbanks store will house a bike, ski and snowboard shop to offer expert assembly and repair services. 

Job seekers can sign up online to be notified when REI begins accepting applications.


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