Nordstrom will vacate its Seattle headquarters to reduce its real-estate footprint and cut costs as the retailer expects the trend of corporate staff working remotely to continue even after the Covid-19 pandemic ends.
“As we think about returning to our corporate offices later this year, we find
ourselves with the rare opportunity to reimagine how these teams will work and collaborate in the future,” The Seattle Times cited the company as saying in a statement
“While we will not be a fully remote headquarters, it’s clear remote work
can and should continue to play a part in how we operate,” Nordstrom
said, according to the paper. “We need to evolve our physical
workspaces to allow for this new dynamic, and that includes ensuring we
have the right mix of office space to meet our needs.”