Nordstrom is currently hiring approximately 400 staff for its Calgary store. Job applications are currently being accepted, and interviews begin this Friday. Chinook Centre will be the company's first Canadian location, with the 140,000 square foot store opening on September 19th.
Nordstrom's website provides a link where applicants may create a profile and apply for jobs. Calgary's jobs have yet to be posted on the site, despite interviews commencing this week. The site will reportedly post hundreds of Calgary-based jobs, shortly.
The Calgary Herald reports that positions in the Calgary store are available in all areas of operations, including sales in men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, designer, and various support positions in alterations, facilities, and loss prevention. Additional positions are also available in the store’s restaurant and coffee bar.
In January, Nordstrom announced that Shelia Woodridge was appointed to manage the Calgary store. Ms. Woodridge is an American who began her Nordstrom career in Dallas. In April, Nordstrom announced that John Banks will head its new Ottawa store, which will open in the spring of 2015.
According to the Calgary Herald, Nordstrom hired 28 Canadian department managers in February. They are currently in Seattle, attending a nine-week, cross-cultural training program that began on April 28th and ends on June 27th. New managers are learning about Nordstrom firsthand by working in a store with a fellow mentor manager. The company will also reportedly offer a training program in Calgary for new non-management employees.
Calgary's Nordstrom replaces part of a 173,000 square foot former Sears store. Extensive renovations will see Calgary's Nordstrom boast the latest in the chain's updated interior store design. We'll discuss the look of Canada's new Nordstrom stores in the next few days.