Nordstrom to lay off 379 San Francisco workers as company flees crime-ridden city

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According to WARN notices sent to the state Employment Development Department and obtained by Mercury News, Nordstroms is still debating on whether or not employees will be able to transfer to other locations, and who will be granted that opportunity.

“We have not yet determined who will be offered these opportunities,” Nordstrom’s human resources director Meghan Hanes said in the notice.

Following Nordstrom’s announcement that they would be closing the two locations, Unibail Rodamco-Westfield, the owner of the Westfield Mall, told the San Francisco Standard that the closures “underscores the deteriorating situation in Downtown San Francisco.”

A spokesperson for the mall added, “A growing number of retailers and businesses are leaving the area due to the unsafe conditions for customers, retailers, and employees, coupled with the fact that these significant issues are preventing an economic recovery of the area.”

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