Looking for a job? Fetch Rewards app opening facility in Birmingham
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Fetch Rewards, the fastest-growing rewards app in the nation, is opening an office facility in Birmingham, creating 200 full-time jobs for those seeking job opportunities.
Fetch works with consumers, retailers and restaurants, which gives shoppers the chance to get free rewards. Shoppers get these rewards by submitting pictures of their receipts and linking eReceipts from online retailers.
Ivey said it’s beneficial the company chose Birmingham, and they’ll be welcomed into a growing tech-savvy area.
“Fetch Rewards’ decision to base a new operation in Birmingham is great news for the city and for the entire state of Alabama,” said Ivey. “They will find that Birmingham is a welcoming, tech-savvy home where they can find all the ingredients needed to build a successful business operation.”
Fetch expects this $1 million investment to be completed later this spring and is already hiring for various positions, including support, data integrity, engineering, product and fraud.
The company will follow a hybrid office model, giving their employees the option to work from anywhere unless needed for in-person collaboration.
CEO of Fetch Wes Schroll said Birmingham is the perfect place for the company to grow.
“With Fetch continuing to grow exponentially, Birmingham is the perfect place to launch the next chapter of our expansion,” said Schroll. “It’s an up-and-coming technology and entrepreneurship hub with an incredible pool of local talent. We appreciate the warm welcome we’ve received from state and county officials, and we’re excited to be part of this community.”
Since its official launch in 2017, the Fetch Rewards app has been downloaded more than 30 million times and currently has 13 million active users.
Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce Greg Canfield agrees that Birmingham will give Fetch the best opportunities for growth.
“Birmingham is rapidly becoming a dynamic hub for tech-focused businesses with solid growth potential, and Fetch Rewards is a top-notch addition to the scene taking shape in the city,” said Canfield. “I’m confident that Fetch has selected a location that will help energize its strategic growth plans.”
CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance Ron Kitchens said Fetch’s move will continue the city’s momentum.
“These are high-paying tech jobs with an average salary of $89,000 a year, which will attract even more people to our region,” said Kitchens. “The presence of Shipt, Landing, Fetch and many others that are hiring hundreds of people right now is a great thing for our community.”
More information on Fetch Rewards can be found here.