Skip to main content

Nordstrom, Eagan-based health company both hiring hundreds in MN

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Two companies – one based in Minnesota, one not – each plan to hire more than 300 workers for jobs in Minnesota.

Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics will add 375 positions in the state over the next three years, the company announced Friday.

The Eagan-based company is also working to secure a lease for a 70,000-square-foot space in Mendota Heights to help support its growth, the release says, where some of the jobs are likely to be based.

The new jobs will be office-based and include pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, clinical review assistants and others.

Prime Therapeutics is a pharmacy benefit manager – a company that will work with a drug manufacturer to set a price of a drug, and then how much a pharmacy will be reimbursed. The difference is essentially revenue for the pharmacy benefit manager (often referred to as a PBM).

PBMs say ultimately, they save people money. They’re so big and have so many customers, they can negotiate lower prices from drug companies and pass those savings along to the consumers and employers.

One study said PBMs could mean nearly $2 trillion in savings on prescription drug costs from 2012-21.

A CNN and Fortune piece from October 2013 cast some doubt about such claims however.

Nordstrom

Meanwhile KARE 11 reports Nordstrom is hiring 370 workers for a new store at Ridgedale Mall. Most will be in the form of sales associates, support staff and restaurant workers, the Business Journal reports.

You can look at the jobs offered on Nordstrom's website.

It's the second Nordstrom store in Minnesota for the Seattle-based fashion retailer, according to Lakeshore Weekly News. The other is at Mall of America.

Next Up

Monti Ossenfort

Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort

Several candidates will interview for the job this week.

Payton Willis

Gophers' rally comes up short, lose to Iowa

The Gophers came back from a 23-point deficit but couldn't complete the comeback.

pixabay-fire-truck-side-close

Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside

A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.

snow plow msp airport

MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike

Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.

Kellen Moore

What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates

Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_1119 (2)

What is the next Minnesota Vikings GM inheriting?

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Vikings' roster and situation

ambulance

Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.

Related