Batavia, Naperville Sam's Club Stores Among Those Closing

Walmart Closing 63 Sam’s Clubs Turning 12 into Ecommerce Fulfillment Centers	
							Daniela Forte
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Walmart Closing 63 Sam’s Clubs Turning 12 into Ecommerce Fulfillment Centers Daniela Forte Content Manager

People who approached the Sam's Club on Laburnum Avenue in the White Oak Shopping Center saw a sign that indicated the store was closed Thursday, January 11, but would reopen on Friday. The majority of those companies will also likely utilize the excess cash gifted them under the new corporate tax cut to buy back shares and pay executives massive bonuses.

The store closing in Syracuse is one of 63 reported across the USA on Thursday.

"It's a great thing for employees up and down the ranks, but especially at store level", he said.

The company told Business Insider that 63 locations are closing after reports of sudden store closings emerged on social media.

"We've chose to right-size our fleet and better align our locations with our strategy, " he wrote. What's even worse is that they did it with out giving advance warning to most of its employees, many of whom reportedly showed up to work only to find the doors closed.

BJ's Wholesale Club said in a statement that it has received "numerous inquiries from Sam's Club employees" since the news of the shutdowns were announced, adding that it is accepting resumes.

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A newer store northeast of Houston in New Caney was also removed from the Sam's website, and its phone lines were busy. "We know this is hard news for our associates, and we are working to place as many of them as possible at nearby locations".

"Today, we are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development", McMillon said in a press release.

Walmart also announced today that it would be raising hourly wages for employees to $11. Full-time hourly workers in the United States will get 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and six weeks of paid parental leave.

Hundreds of employees all over Texoma are getting a $1 raise starting next month.

The retailer said Thursday changes that to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the US, with the wage increase effective next month.

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