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Nordstrom Rack Packs For Valley

Nordstrom Rack is moving east, to be closer to the highway and closer to North Idaho. Those are the reasons given by the Seattle-based clothing retailer for leaving the NorthTown Mall and taking up a 30,000-square-foot space in the Spokane Valley Plaza. It expects the Rack, Valley version, will open in October. It’s taking space last used by Linens ‘n Things, in a triplex flanked by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Old Navy, west of the Spokane Valley Mall. The Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom that offers merchandise from other stores at significant discounts/Tom Sowa, Office Hours. More here. (SR File Photo: Shoppers pack the Nordstrom Rack in Northtown Mall as it opens in 2000.)Question: Are you more likely to go to Nordstrom Rack now that it has moved from North Town Mall to Spokane Valley Plaza?

Office Hours: 30% Afraid Of Job Loss

Nearly a third of Washington residents are concerned about job security amid signs of a slow recovery, according to a new survey for Everest College. When asked about the high unemployment rate, 29 percent of workers in the state said they were concerned about losing their job. Meanwhile, 36 percent of survey respondents say they are considering returning to school. Of those, 24 percent are employed and would like to enhance their careers, and 22 percent want to train for a new career, according to the second annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey conducted by Harris/Decima/Scott, SR Office Hours. More here.

Question: Are you still afraid that you might lose your job this deep into the recession?

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