Nordstrom to relocate its Oak Park Mall store to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (Feb. 2, 2018) announced plans to relocate its Oak Park Mall store in Overland Park, Kansas, to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The new, approximately 116,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2021. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location in Oak Park Mall until it relocates.

“We’ve been fortunate to be able to serve our customers in this market at Oak Park Mall for the past 20 years and look forward to offering them a new shopping experience at Country Club Plaza,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “Kansas City continues to be a terrific market for us. We want to grow our business here, which means we need to invest in bringing our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to both our digital capabilities and our physical locations. By building a new store, we’re excited to provide a new experience that makes shopping with us even more convenient.”

“The addition of a new Nordstrom store advances Taubman and Macerich’s promise to create a modern, point-of-difference experience on the Plaza,” said William S. Taubman, chief operating officer, Taubman Centers, Inc. “Exciting new retail and dining will ensure the district’s future success and that it remains the crown jewel of the market.”

Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) jointly own and manage the 15-block, 1.3 million-square-foot, mixed-use retail and office property located in Kansas City.

Nordstrom’s Oak Park Mall store opened in 1998 and was the company’s first store in Kansas. Nordstrom currently operates 18 Nordstrom stores and 44 Nordstrom Rack stores in the Midwest.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 366 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; seven Trunk Club clubhouses; and its Nordstrom Local service concept. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.comHauteLook and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.’scommon stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.
Jennifer.ticewalker@Nordstrom.com
1-877-746-6228

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom to host hiring day events to fill 13,650 positions

SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. is planning to hire approximately 13,650 employees before the holidays. The retailer is looking to fill positions at its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, HauteLook and Trunk Club businesses, fulfillment and distribution centers. Those interested in a position should apply online at the Nordstrom Careers page, careers.nordstrom.com, or attend one of the retailer’s hiring day events listed below.

“Our focus is always on our customers and we’re looking for great people to help us better serve them during one of our busiest times of the year,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores at Nordstrom. “We have many positions available and this is a great opportunity to gain experience and potentially start a career at Nordstrom.”

Specifically, the company is looking to fill approximately:

  • 8,200 positions at its 122 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada
  • 3,200 positions at its 227 Nordstrom Rack stores
  • 2,000 positions to support the company’s stores and ecommerce business at its fulfillment centers located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Elizabethtown, Pa.; and San Bernardino, Calif.; and its distribution centers located in Portland, Ore.; Dubuque, Iowa; Ontario, Calif.; Newark, Calif.; Gainesville, Fla.; and Upper Marlboro, Md.
  • 150 positions at its seven Trunk Club clubhouses
  • 100 positions in the photo studio and customer care to support Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook

Part-time and full-time seasonal and permanent positions are available. Benefits include a merchandise discount at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook.

Additionally, Nordstrom will host hiring day events in the following stores where interviews and job offers will be given on the spot.

October 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Nordstrom Natick (Natick, Mass.)
  • Nordstrom South Shore Plaza (Braintree, Mass.)
  • Nordstrom Burlington (Burlington, Mass.)
  • Nordstrom Northshore (Peabody, Mass.)
  • Nordstrom Garden State Plaza (Paramus, N.J.)
  • Nordstrom Menlo Park (Edison, N.J.)
  • Nordstrom Freehold Raceway (Freehold, N.J.)
  • Nordstrom The Westchester (White Plains, N.Y.)
  • Nordstrom Roosevelt Field (Garden City, N.Y.)
  • Nordstrom Westfarms (Farmington, Conn.)
  • Nordstrom Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
  • Nordstrom Providence Place (Providence, R.I.)

October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Nordstrom Stoneridge (Pleasanton, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Valley Fair (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Palo Alto (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom San Francisco Centre (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Stonestown (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Hillsdale Mall (San Mateo, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Corte Madera (Corte Madera, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Serramonte Center (Daly City, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack San Leandro (San Leandro, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Westgate Mall (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack East Bay Bridge Center (Emeryville, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Ravenswood (East Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Downtown San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Persimmon Place (Dublin, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Pacific Commons (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Vintage Oaks (Novato, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Coddington Mall (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Oakridge (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Sun Valley Mall (Pleasant Hill, Calif.)

November 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Nordstrom Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Factoria Square (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Lincoln Square (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Nordstrom Rack Totem Lake (Kirkland, Wash.)

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 360 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 227 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.
Jennifer.ticewalker@nordstrom.com

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom to close Dulles Town Center full-line store in Dulles, Va.; will serve customers through September 8, 2017

DULLES, Va., 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom today (June 30, 2017) announced plans to close its Dulles Town Center full-line store in Dulles, Va., a suburb of Washington D.C. Originally opened in September 2002, the store will serve customers through Friday, September 8, 2017.

“Our strategy is focused on our customers. When it comes to store investments we feel it makes the most sense to look at the total market area versus individual stores. In looking at the greater D.C. market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “We’ve been fortunate to build great relationships with our customers and employees at our Dulles Town Center store for the past 15 years however, our operating agreement is set to expire and closing this store is the best decision for us.”

The store closure will impact about 150 non-seasonal employees. “Given the number of stores in the area, we will be able to offer roles to anyone who wants to stay on with us,” said Nordstrom. Eligible employees who work at the store through their last scheduled shift will be eligible for a separation package.

Nordstrom will continue to serve greater D.C. area customers at five other full-line stores: Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Annapolis Mall and The Mall in Columbia. The company also operates 12 Nordstrom Rack stores in the area: Dulles Town Crossing, Fair Lakes Promenade, Tysons Corner, Gaithersburg, Friendship Center, Springfield Town Center, Pentagon Centre, Downtown D.C., 12th Street, Potomac Mills, Columbia Crossing and Annapolis Harbour Center. Nordstrom will also continue to serve customers online at Nordstrom.com with free shipping and returns.

“Our local market assets, our stores, salespeople, product and services, represent the core of our brand. We’re fortunate to have a high quality portfolio of full-line stores, with all of our stores open more than a year generating positive cash flow,” said Nordstrom. Since 1990, Nordstrom has opened 298 stores and closed 17. The retailer has three full-line stores and 12 Nordstrom Rack stores scheduled to open this fall including a Rack store at Woodmore Towne Center in Glenarden, Md.

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 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.
Jennifer.ticewalker@nordstrom.com

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom announces plans to close its MainPlace Mall store in Santa Ana, California

SANTA ANA, Calif., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom today (Jan. 12, 2017) announced plans to close its MainPlace Mall store in Santa Ana, California. Originally opened in 1987, the store will serve customers through Friday, March 17, 2017.

“Southern California is one of our strongest markets and we’re continuing to invest in our growth there to ensure we’re offering customers a broad assortment of merchandise and a great shopping environment into the future,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “We’ve enjoyed taking care of customers at MainPlace for 29 years, but believe our other nearby locations will better serve them longer term. We’re looking forward to opening new stores at Century City and La Jolla this year, and we’re excited to unveil the most extensive remodel we have ever done at our South Coast Plaza store.”

The closure impacts about 195 non-seasonal employees. “Fortunately we have 18 nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, so we’ll have a job for anyone who wants to stay with us,” said Nordstrom. Employees who do not have a role at another store and remain until their last scheduled shift will receive a separation plan.

Nordstrom will continue to serve Orange County customers at six area Nordstrom locations: Nordstrom South Coast Plaza; Nordstrom Fashion Island; Nordstrom Irvine Spectrum Center; Nordstrom Brea Mall; Nordstrom Los Cerritos Center; Nordstrom The Shops at Mission Viejo.

Customers can also visit 12 Nordstrom Racks: Outlets at Orange; Nordstrom Rack Metro Pointe at South Coast; Nordstrom Rack Tustin Market Place; Nordstrom Rack Edinger Plaza; Nordstrom Rack Brea Union Plaza; Nordstrom Rack Laguna Hills Mall; Nordstrom Rack Marina Pacifica; Nordstrom Rack Plaza 183; Nordstrom Rack Lakewood Center; Nordstrom Rack Laguna Niguel; Nordstrom Rack Chino Spectrum Towne Center; and Nordstrom Rack West Covina Mall. The company also continues to serve customers online at Nordstrom.com with free shipping and returns.

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 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

CONTACT:
Emily Sterken
Nordstrom, Inc.
Office: (206) 303-3034
emily.sterken@nordstrom.com

SOURCE: Nordstrom

Nordstrom announces the appointment of Michelle Haggard as VP, regional manager for Canada

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that Michelle Haggard will take on the role of vice president, regional manager for Canada. Karen McKibbin, who previously served as president, Nordstrom Canada, has taken on a new leadership role in the company as president, Nordstrom Rack.

“Over the past four years, Nordstrom was fortunate to successfully expand into Canada and open our doors to serve customers there,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “Now, with a solid infrastructure in place, we can move to the next part of our strategy, which was to create a regional structure focused on operating our stores. We’re excited that we have a seasoned store leader like Michelle Haggard who will lead our efforts.”

The Canada region supported by Haggard and her team based in Toronto, will be comprised of Nordstrom full-line stores that have already opened in Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto (two), as well as a sixth store set to open in Toronto next year. Haggard will also manage opening and operating the company’s five announced Nordstrom Rack locations.

Haggard is a seasoned Nordstrom leader who joined the company in 1991. She started as a salesperson in our store in Riverside, California, and then was promoted to department manager before taking on buying roles in the Womens and POV/Sportswear departments. Haggard managed four full-line stores around the country and was an assistant regional manager for the Northeast, helping lead the company’s expansion in Boston. In 2010 she was promoted to Southeast Rack regional manager and in 2013 she was named full-line vice-president, Southeast regional manager.

Karen McKibbin previously lead the company’s Canada expansion efforts since 2012.

“Karen was instrumental in building the foundation that allowed us to enter the Canadian market and we’re so appreciative of her efforts,” continued Nordstrom. “The entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and creativity that she brought into that role will serve us well in our Rack business, and we know she’s paved a great path for Michelle to take this area of our business forward.”

About Nordstrom and Trunk Club

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 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

CONTACT:
Tara Darrow
Cell: (206) 310-8016
Office: (206) 303-3016

Source: Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom to hire 11,400 seasonal employees for the busy holiday season

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is hiring approximately 11,400 seasonal employees to serve customers at its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, as well as in its fulfillment and distribution centers that support the company’s stores, Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and Trunk Club. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the Nordstrom Careers page careers.nordstrom.com.

“During the busy holiday season, we need to add great people to our teams who are excited to help us serve Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Hautelook and Trunk Club customers,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores, Nordstrom, Inc. “This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door with the company, take care of customers, gain some great experience and possibly, start a career with us.”

Nordstrom 2016 Holiday hiring:

  • Approximately 9,500 people in sales and stock positions at its 123 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada and 213 Nordstrom Rack stores in the U.S.
  • Another 1,900 people to support the company’s stores and ecommerce business across all shifts in Receiving, Stock, Picking and Packing at its fulfillment centers located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and San Bernardino, California; and its distribution centers located in Portland, Oregon; Dubuque, Iowa; Ontario, California; Newark, California; Gainesville, Florida; and Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Part-time and full-time seasonal positions are available, with the possibility of some roles becoming regular positions. Benefits include a merchandise discount at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook.

Click to Tweet: ‘Tis the season for holiday hiring at @Nordstrom, @nordstromrack and @hautelook! Browse more than 11,000 positions: http://bit.ly/2dEmowS

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 346 stores in 40 states and Canada. Customers are served at 123 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 213 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its six clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Tara Darrow
Nordstrom, Inc.
206-303-3016

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Starbucks: 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to expand its national youth hiring movement to Seattle

  • Coalition of 40 Top U.S. Companies Set to Launch Long-Term Hiring Effort in Seattle to Bring Jobs to Opportunity Youth – 16- to 24-Year-Olds Who Are Not in School or Employed
  • Hundreds of Interviews and On-the-Spot Job Offers Available at Free Hiring Event at CenturyLink Field Event Center May 5; more than 1,500 Seattle Youth Expected to Attend
  • Building on Similar Events in Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles, the Initiative is Part of a National Employer-Led Push to Hire at Least 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018
  • America’s Largest Employer-Led Coalition for Opportunity Youth Welcomes Accenture, Leisure Care, Panda Express, Services Group of America and Ulta Beauty as Newest Members

SEATTLE, 2016-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — With 5.5 million young Americans not working and not in school, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of 40 top U.S. companies, today announced plans to expand its national youth hiring movement to Seattle beginning with a job fair on May 5 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Hiring managers from Alaska Airlines, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Delaware North, Dominos, Evolution Fresh, FedEx, Hilton, HMSHost, Hyatt, JCPenney, Leisure Care, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Panda Express, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Red Robin, Republic Services, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Teavana, T-Mobile, Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Walmart will be at the Seattle Opportunity Fair.

Together, they will interview hundreds of youth in an effort to connect many of King County’s estimated 50,593* Opportunity Youth – 16- to 24-year-olds who are disconnected from employment and education – to meaningful job opportunities and a pathway to success. The event will also kick-start a long-term effort in partnership with many of the region’s leading businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and civic leaders to employ thousands of local youth, accelerating the coalition’s national goal to hire at least 100,000 opportunity youth by 2018.

“We’re thrilled to partner with so many respected brands and give young people the opportunity to thrive and grow in today’s economy,” said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. “Building work-related skills and gaining solid work experience will prepare today’s youth for the future and strengthen our community.”

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative’s work in Seattle will build on the success of similar hiring efforts inChicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles. To date, more than 25,000 youth have found jobs, internships or higher education opportunities through the participating companies, of which 2,300 received on-the spot offers at the three hiring fairs. The coalition will look to host more than 1,500 youth at the Seattle Opportunity Fair May 5. Participating companies expect to make hundreds of immediate job offers, as they did in the other cities.

“The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative has provided Nordstrom with a unique forum to connect and establish relationships with our next generation of employees, customers and community leaders,” said Jamie Nordstrom, President of Stores, Nordstrom. “At the first three events we were fortunate to meet, and even hire on the spot, some fantastic young people and introduce them to Nordstrom as a great place to start a career. We’re looking forward to another inspiring event here in our hometown of Seattle.”

“A great first job can truly open up a pathway to lifelong opportunity for a young person,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and ceo of Starbucks. “Starbucks is proud to partner with the community in Seattle to connect Opportunity Youth with a pathway to their first job. We believe companies across the county have a role and responsibility to create opportunities for young people across the economic spectrum.  We are eager to do our part in providing on the spot jobs offers in our hometown of Seattle.”

In Seattle, and around the country, youth unemployment still tops 12 percent*, disproportionately impacting young people of color and those from low-income communities. The coalition will work alongside Seattle’s community and civic leaders including the City of Seattle, King County, Educurious, Community Center for Education Results & the Roadmap Project, the United Way of King County, and other key partners to build on existing opportunity youth hiring efforts and ensure the initiative is sustained in the long run.

“The City of Seattle is proud to be a partner in this employer-led effort to help all our young people develop the skills they need to thrive in a 21st-century workforce,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. “The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, in collaboration with my Youth Employment Initiative, is an investment in the future of our young people and in creating more equitable access to opportunity. It is a critical step toward ensuring all of our young people share in the prosperity of our innovation economy.”

“Educurious is thrilled to be making connections between employers and today’s youth as part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative,” said Michael Golden, Chief Executive Officer of Educurious.  “Helping young people gain work experience stimulates short-term impact and builds toward their future success by providing them with readiness, agency for their life, inspiration for relevant career pathways and a network to support them along the way.”

“Through this important initiative in Seattle and King County, we plan to build integrated employment and education pathways that reconnect young people to opportunity and develop a long-term model for engagement and retention,” said Nicole Yohalem, Director of the Road Map Project’s Opportunity Youth Initiative for the Community Center for Education Results.

Registration Now Open for Seattle Opportunity Hiring Fair

Interested candidates are invited to register for free and pre-schedule their interviews for the May 5 hiring event at www.100kOpportunities.org/Seattle. Lyft, a member of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, will provide free rides up to $50 for candidates who are new Lyft passengers to help them easily access transportation to and from the event. Youth will also have access to more than 30 vital employment, educational and social services, including one-on-one resume and interview coaching; access to high school and equivalency through admissions to programs at the University of Washington; opportunities for civic engagement like voter registration and national service; the chance to build an online profile with LinkedIn’s experts; and more.

“We believe in creating a broad range of new opportunities for young people who have many interests and backgrounds while at the same time creating a pipeline for technology talent that sparks innovation,” said Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies. “We look forward to connecting job fair attendees with career opportunities at our retail stores, as well as on-site mentoring to further their education and enter careers in high-tech fields.”

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative today also announced Accenture, Leisure Care, Panda Express, Services Group of America and Ulta Beauty as its newest corporate partners. Since launching in July 2015, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative has grown to 40 leading U.S. companies, including Accenture, Alaska Airlines, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cintas, CVS Health, Delaware North, Dominos, FedEx, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, Hyatt, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Leisure Care, Lyft, Macy’s, Mars, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Panda Express, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Prudential Financial, Red Robin, Republic Services, Services Group of America, Sprinkles, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, Taco Bell, Target, Teavana, T-Mobile, TOMS, Ulta Beauty, VILLA, Walgreens and Walmart.

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is generously supported by the Alaska Airlines, Arizona Community Foundation, California Endowment, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Dominos, FedEx, Hilton, HMS Host, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Macy’s, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Papa John’s, The Prudential Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Starbucks, Starbucks Foundation, Taco Bell, Target, T-Mobile, Walmart Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In-kind support for the event in Seattle is being provided by Delaware North and Lyft.

“Our community can make a difference in the lives of opportunity youth.  With more than 50,000 Opportunity Youth in the Seattle area, we have a responsibility to offer creative new solutions to help young people find opportunity,” said Sheri Schultz, co-founder of the Schultz Family Foundation. “Our strategic collaboration includes the private sector, local governments, community-based organizations and foundations — all working together to create a better system of opportunity for young people who are facing barriers to that first job or first introduction to community engagement. The Schultz Family Foundation is excited to be part of this important work.”

The Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions acts as an intermediary for the coalition in the hiring cities, building upon the existing work of its national Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF). The OYIF currently supports collaborative efforts focused on Opportunity Youth in 21 communities around the country. The Aspen Institute provides direct leadership, technical assistance, and programmatic support to the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative in Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle and future cities.


* “Zeroing In on Place and Race,” Measures of America, June 10, 2016

About the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative has the goal of creating the nation’s largest employer-led private sector coalition committed to creating pathways to employment for young people. Companies engaged in the coalition will help to launch careers for young people that are just entering the workforce, including internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training, in addition to developing potential in youth who have some work experience but are looking to gain new skills that lead to successful careers. Please visit www.100kOpportunities.org.

Media interested in attending the event in Seattle must pre-register for credentials by contactingmedia@100kOpportunities.org.

For more information on this news release, contact us

 

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Starbucks: 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to expand its national youth hiring movement to Seattle

Starbucks: 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to expand its national youth hiring movement to Seattle

GGP: Seattle-based Nordstrom plans to open a full-line store in the new regional shopping center in Norwalk, CT

SEATTLE, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN), a leading fashion specialty retailer, today announced plans to open a full-line store in the new regional shopping center in Norwalk, CT being developed by General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP). The three-level, approximately 150,000 square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2018 and will be the company’s second full-line store in the state. The company opened its first Nordstrom in Connecticut in 1997 near Hartford at Westfarms Mall in Farmington.

“We’re glad we have an opportunity to serve our existing Fairfield County customers closer to home as well as customers new to Nordstrom in a compelling, new retail destination,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, Inc. “GGP is a terrific partner and we are excited to be a part of this new regional shopping center.”

“Our goal is to provide a unique shopping destination that serves as a gathering place for great retail, dining and entertainment. Securing Nordstrom as an anchor shows GGP’s strategy to bring high-quality stores to this exciting new development that will complement existing merchants in South Norwalk and attract new customers,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, GGP.

Located just off I-95 at the intersection of West Avenue and North Water Street in the Reed Putnam Urban Renewal area (95/7), Nordstrom will be an anchor tenant of GGP’s new, 700,000+-square-foot enclosed regional retail center. In addition, the company also operates a Nordstrom Rack nearby at West Farm Shopping Center in Farmington, CT.

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 292 stores in 38 states, including 116 full-line stores in the United States and one in Canada; 167 Nordstrom Racks; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and private sale site HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service that takes care of customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five showrooms. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About GGP
General Growth Properties, Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

CONTACTS:

GGP
Lesley Cheers
(312) 960-2646

GOLIN
Dan Evans
(206) 303-3036