Zappos Named No. 6 on ‘Fortune’ List

Zappos Named No. 6 on ‘Fortune’
Zappos.com the headquarters in Henderson, Nev.

Zappos.com is making some big moves.

This year, the e-tailer ranked No. 6 on Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” List, released last week.

The company made its debut on the list at No. 23 in 2009, moved up to No. 15 in 2010 and rose nine spots again this year. Zappos also registered the biggest percentage year-over-year job growth on the list, at 37 percent.

“While the external recognition of making the list for the third year in a row is great for recruiting purposes, internally the most important thing is for us to take our culture to the next level as we continue to grow,” said Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh in an email sent to employees last Thursday.

One way Hsieh is looking to elevate culture is through the company’s move to downtown Las Vegas in 2012 or 2013. Zappos plans to inhabit the soon-to-be-vacated City Hall complex, and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman heralded the move as a “game changer” for downtown revitalization efforts. “Our proposed future downtown location will be a great urban environment that will help grow the cultures of both Zappos and Las Vegas,” Hsieh said.

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