The original Nordstrom store opened its doors in 1901 as Wallin and Nordstrom, by founders Carl F Wallin and John W Nordstrom. Nordstrom had been looking for a new business venture, after his recent good fortune, and settled on a shoe store.
His cofounder Wallin, owned the adjacent shoe repair shop. It took twenty-two years before a second store was opened, and by this time Nordstrom’s second son, Elmer, was able to run the store.
A few years later John Nordstrom retired from the business selling his shares to his two eldest sons; Wallin retired shortly after also selling his shares to the boys. The boys continued selling shoes for an additional 35 years when they added the Best Apparel of Seattle Company which is when the store changed to Nordstrom Best.
Today Nordstrom operates 117 Nordstrom stores and 132 Nordstrom Rack stores.
At Nordstrom you’ll find a lot of things to do. If you are good at sales you might consider becoming one of their commissioned sales people.
You’ll work with Nordstrom’s customers to help them find the right piece. Remember it’s all about the sales, since you will work on commission but there is no reason to be pushy or rude. The best sales people sale the customer without them even realizing it.
If you’re not great at sales, don’t worry you don’t have to be the hard seller. Nordstrom locations also are also in need of tailors to assist with alterations, merchants to help make sure that the latest trends are available, and even support staff. If you do hair that doesn’t mean you can’t find a place here.
Nordstrom job benefits include:
- Wellness Program
- Accidental Death &
- Dismemberment Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- 401(k) Plan & Profit Sharing
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Nordstrom Bank
- Nordstrom Federal Credit Union
- Dependent Care
- Health Care
- Paid Time Off
- Bereavement Leave
- Leave of Absence
- Sabbatical Leave
- Adoption Financial Assistance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Group Home/Auto Insurance
- Group Legal Services
- Merchandise Discount
Several Nordstrom locations have the Nordstrom Spa to help their clientele feel even more beautiful. Many of their locations also have a restaurant and they are in need of helpful wait staff, cooks, and other restaurant positions.
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