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    Erik Nordstrom, the retailer’s president of Nordstrom Direct, posted a video on the company’s intranet where he read a letter from a mother who’d spent more than 5 hours searching for jeans with a hook closure for her son with motor skill challenges. So Nordstrom assistant manager Elyse Sparks had a pair altered for him. “They did more then sell me a pair of $38 jeans—they gave me hope,” the boy’s father wrote. Says Elyse Sparks: “I’ve worked in retail for more than 10 years and have never found a place that gives me as much freedom as I have at Nordstrom.”

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Blake Nordstrom
    Rank last year89
    # of years on list18
    F500 Rank224
    Industry
    Retail
    Year founded1,901
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $12.2 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.nordstrom.com
    Total US employees61,666
    Full-Time jobs added in last year1,071
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    no

    Diversity

    % Women70.99%
    % Minorities46.57%
    % African-American15.13%
    % Asian9.28%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.77%
    % Caucasian or White53.31%
    % Hispanic/Latino17.51%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.48%
    % Two or more races3.41%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    6
    Vacation-
    Sick days-
    General PTO
    19

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)
    Full-line commissioned salesperson
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$42,099
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)
    Full-line selling department manager
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$57,250
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover-
    # of job applicants636,268
    Avg. # of applicants per opening12
    # of jobs filled52,351
    Jobs filled internally9,441
    % of jobs filled by referral-
    # new graduates hired-
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)6,868