DSW names former Starbucks exec as human resources head
Columbus, Ohio — DSW announced Tuesday that it has Todd S. Cordell as senior VP human resources, effectively immediately.
Cordell will be responsible for all HR activities in support of DSW Stores, DSW.com, and the DSW Leased Business Division.
Cordell was previously VP human resources for Starbucks Coffee Co.
Dillard’s to pay $50,000 in age discrimination case
New York City — Dillard’s will pay $50,000 and provide additional, unspecified relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Triangle Business Journal reported.
The EEOC’s complaint alleges that Dillard’s fired 61-year-old Virginia Keene from her job as an area sales manager with the company’s Cary, N.C., store and replaced her with a 24-year-old employee with only four months of experience in the same position. Keene had more than four years of experience in the position and, at the time of her termination, was ranked second in sales among six area sales managers at the Cary store, according to the EEOC complaint.
Men’s Wearhouse treats its 14,000-plus employees to pizza
Houston — The Men’s Wearhouse surprised more than 14,000 employees with pizza delivery to every store across North America. To thank employees for their hard work and dedication, more than 42,400 slices of pizza were delivered to more than 1,200 Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, and K&G Fashion Superstore locations in the United States and Moores Clothing for Men stores in Canada.
"The belief that our company should be a fun and rewarding place to work is central to our corporate culture," said Julie Panaccione, VP of events, Men’s Warehouse, who coordinated the surprise delivery. "Pizza was just one way to express our gratitude for each and every one of our associates’ efforts."
The pizza initiative follows a long history of employee appreciation, which includes throwing annual black-tie parties, maintaining an on-site child-care center, and offering fully paid sabbaticals.