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Nordstrom announces holiday hiring plans


Nordstrom plans to hire about 11,800 seasonal employees for the coming holiday season, mostly for sales and stock positions at the upscale chain and its less pricey Nordstrom Rack locations.

The retailer also plans to hire 1,600 temporary workers to support its e-commerce business at its three fulfillment centers.

"The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for us and that means we need to hire additional people. We're looking to fill both sales and support positions with hardworking, passionate folks that are focused on taking care of the customer. We want to provide the best possible service experience, no matter how our customers choose to shop with us and that takes good people," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores, Nordstrom, Inc. "A lot of Nordstrom employees began their careers in a temporary or seasonal role. It's one of the best ways to get your foot in the door, gain some great experience and we hope, begin a career with our company."

Details about Nordstrom’s 2015 holiday hiring:

• Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack will hire approximately 10,000 people in sales and stock positions at its 120 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada and 188 Nordstrom Rack stores in the U.S.

• 1,600 people to support the company's ecommerce business at its fulfillment centers located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Elizabethtown, Penn. and San Bernardino, Calif. Positions are available in all three shifts in Receiving, Stock Control, Picking, Packing and Inventory.

• 150 seasonal roles at HauteLook in Los Angeles in Member Care and Photo Studio operations.

• Approximately 100 people at Trunk Club facilities in Chicago in Stock, Inventory and Customer Experience. Trunk Club roles are posted at

This week Bon-Ton said it plans to hire 13,000 seasonal workers, about the same as last year. Macy's said it plans to hire roughly 85,000 seasonal workers for the coming holiday season, slightly less than levels a year earlier. Walmart plans to hire 60,000 seasonal workers for the coming holiday season, matching last year's hiring level.

Seattle-based Nordstrom operates 316 stores in 39 states, including 120 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 188 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store.

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