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Nordstrom Brings 1,600 Jobs to Toronto for Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Stores

Interested applicants encouraged to apply when jobs post May 23

 

SEATTLE (May 16, 2016) – Nordstrom, Inc., one of the United States' leading fashion specialty retailers, will hire 1,600 local employees (800 each) for its new CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre stores, which will open on Friday, September 16 and Friday, October 21 respectively. Sales and support positions will be posted on Monday, May 23 and interested applicants are invited to apply for jobs online at careers. nordstrom.com.

"Nordstrom is a great place to build your career, something I've been fortunate to have experienced firsthand over the course of my nearly 20 years with the company," said Todd Buntin, store manager for Nordstrom Toronto Eaton Centre. Adding that he is eager to assemble his team of local Torontonians and looks forward to hiring people who, "love fashion and have a genuine interest in taking care of the customer."

Nordstrom Yorkdale Shopping Centre Store Manger Brynn Herthel added, "This is an exciting time to be a part of Nordstrom and get in on the ground floor as we continue our growth across Canada with two stores in the greater Toronto area."

Sales positions are available in all areas of each store including women's, men's, and children's apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics and designer. Retail experience is not required for sales positions. Hiring will also take place for various support positions in concierge, alterations, building services, housekeeping, loss prevention as well as jobs specific to the stores' restaurants and coffee bars. Nordstrom offers employees a competitive benefits package including a 20% retail discount (managers receive a 33% discount), dental, medical and vision options, and a RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) matching program.

The new Toronto stores will mark the retailer's fourth and fifth Canadian locations. For recent openings in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver, Nordstrom sales managers participated in an eight-week manager training program in Seattle. A similar training is being provided for 62 recently hired Toronto department managers, who this time will be partnered with the retailer's most experienced managers at stores across Canada and the United States for a five-week training program where they will learn about the company culture. Once salespeople have been hired, they will also participate in a training program in Toronto that will focus on product knowledge, selling skills, and how to offer Nordstrom customers a great shopping experience.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states and Canada. Customers are served at 121 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

CONTACT:
John Bailey
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-3018