Sam's Club stores closing abruptly - including Morrisville location

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WalMart has suddenly closed several of it's Sam's Club store locations.

The Lansing State Journal reported the Lansing store, at 340 E. Edgewood Boulevard will close on January 26.

The store in Jamestown was closed today and the announcement was made to employees on Thursday.

Sam's Club posted on Twitter that the locations were closed to "better align our locations with our strategy".

Walmart will close the Sam's Club warehouse store at Tobias Boland Way in Worcester as one of 63 Sam's Club locations across the country the company shut down or will close in the next few weeks.

- The Sam's Club in Seabrook is closing its doors.

Employees at multiple Sam's Club stores across the US found out their locations had been shut down when they tried to show up for work.

Any associates who haven't transferred at the end of the 60-day period will receive a severance, officials said.

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Walmart abruptly announced Thursday it would close dozens of Sam's Club locations nationwide and lay off thousands of employees.

The Norfolk Sam's Club has only been open since November 2015.

WDJT in Milwaukee reports the Sam's Club in West Allis will also be closing January 26.

In Hampton Roads, the Sam's Club located at Little Creek Marketplace off Tidewater Drive in Norfolk was closed.

Walmart, which owns Sam's Club, has not yet announced a collective list of stores that are closing. "We would like these former employees to know that the County stands prepared to immediately assist with employment services through our various agencies, and we urge all to take advantage of them".

This story will continue to develop and will be updated online and on 6 News.

News Channel 8 is looking into the matter and we will have more information on WFLA.com as soon as it's available.

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