Fashion retailers Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN), has been named in Fortune Magazine's annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

The Seattle based retailers managed to rank 68th out of 100 companies in the annual list, an improvement on its rankings of 94th, 98th and 71st in previous years.

Fortune Magazine noted that women outnumber men by more than two to one at Nordstrom and hold 70 per cent of the managerial and supervisory positions.

"We are honoured to be included on Fortune's list and believe our people are what make Nordstrom such a great place to work," said Blake Nordstrom, president, Nordstrom, Inc. "We don't have a lot of rules at Nordstrom but we do empower our people to use their best judgment in taking care of our customers, one customer at a time."

Companies evaluated for Fortune's 100 Best list were asked to randomly select employees to participate in a confidential survey about their employer. Employee responses were the most heavily weighted factor used to determine which companies made the list. Nordstrom was one of six companies based in Washington State to be selected for the magazine's list.

The 100 Best list may be viewed at www.fortune.com.