Nordstrom to axe 380 jobs in soon-to-be-shuttered shops in crime-plagued San Francisco

Nordstrom to axe 380 jobs in soon-to-be-shuttered shops in crime-plagued San Francisco

Nordstrom will axe practically 380 jobs at its two shops in San Francisco because it prepares to shutter both locations this summer season amid a seemingly unrelenting crime wave within the metropolis.

The clothes retailer is the most recent firm to tug its enterprise from the Bay Area as employees wrestle to take care of a rise in shoplifting compounded by a drop in foot visitors.

Nordstrom will minimize a mixed complete of 379 jobs on the Nordstrom division retailer within the Westfield Mall and the Nordstrom Rack a number of doorways down on Market Street, based on filings despatched to the state Employment Development Department and obtained by The Mercury News.

An estimated 333 folks will lose their jobs on the Nordstrom retailer within the mall and one other 46 on the outlet retailer, based on the filings.

Some staff might be supplied jobs at different Nordstrom areas, Nordstrom’s human sources director Meghan Hannes mentioned within the doc.

The Nordstrom Rack on Market Street will shut on July 1.

Shoppers walk by a Nordstrom sign at Westfield San Francisco Centre on May 11, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

The Nordstrom division retailer contained in the Westfield Mall in San Francisco will shut on the finish of August.
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The Westfield Mall retailer will shut its doorways by the tip of August, whereas the Nordstrom Rack’s remaining day might be July 1.

Nordstrom introduced the forthcoming closures earlier this month citing “the deteriorating scenario” in San Francisco and a downtown market that has “modified dramatically” in a observe to staff.

“We’ve spent greater than 35 years serving clients in downtown San Francisco, constructing relationships with them and investing in the local people,” Nordstrom informed impacted staff within the message obtained by KGO-TV.

“But as lots of , the dynamics of the downtown San Francisco market have modified dramatically over the previous a number of years, impacting buyer foot visitors to our shops and our skill to function efficiently.”

Nordstrom (top) is seen engraved on the Westfield Mall next to Nordstrom and Westfield banners hanging outside the mall on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 in San Francisco, Calif.
The Westfield Mall’s proprietor mentioned Nordstrom’s choice to shut its shops illustrates “the deteriorating scenario” within the metropolis.

The proprietor of the Westfield Mall, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), mentioned Nordstrom’s deliberate shutdown “underscores the deteriorating scenario in downtown San Francisco.”

“A rising variety of retailers and companies are leaving the realm as a result of unsafe situations for patrons, retailers, and staff, coupled with the truth that these vital points are stopping an financial restoration of the realm,” a URW spokesperson mentioned.

Another main retailer, a Whole Foods Market, previously announced plans to shut its downtown location only one 12 months after opening.

At least 20 shops within the metropolis’s Union Square space have shuttered since 2020, the San Francisco Standard reported.



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