Nordstrom will hire 1,900 fulfillment employees for the holidays

October 25, 2016 01:43 PM

Nordstrom Inc. is hiring more seasonal employees to support its growing e-commerce business over the holidays.

Nordstrom, No. 18 in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 Guide, will hire 1,900 seasonal employees for its fulfillment and distribution centers this year, up 18.8% from 1,600 seasonal hires in those facilities last year. Overall, Nordstrom is hiring 11,400 seasonal employees across its stores and distribution centers, down 3.4% from 11,800 seasonal employees last year.

The fourth quarter and the holiday season within it are of great importance to Nordstrom from an e-commerce perspective. Last year, the retailer generated $951 million in online sales during the quarter between its flagship site and its off-price and sites. Those online sales accounted for 33.6% of its total e-commerce sales of $2.832 billion for 2015.

Nordstrom is the latest in a string of retailers to announce its holiday hiring plans. Others include:

  • Inc. (No. 1): Amazon will hire 120,000 seasonal employees for its fulfillment and sortation centers, up 20% from 100,000 last year.
  • Macy’s Inc. (No. 6): Macy’s will hire 15,000 e-commerce-focused employees this year, up 25% from last year.
  • Kohl’s Corp. (No. 19): Kohl’s will hire 69,000 seasonal employees, the same as last year.
  • Target Corp. (No. 22): Target will hire 7,500 seasonal employees for its distribution and fulfillment centers, up 15.4% from last year. The retail chain will hire an additional 70,000 seasonal employees to work in its 1,795 U.S. store locations, with an unspecified number of those employees being responsible for fulfilling online orders from those stores.



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