Walmart is reportedly cutting thousands of store co-managers after raising wages

Holland, West Michigan Apparently Not Affected by Sam's Club Closings

Jessica Buckner, an audit team lead at the Sam's Club location in the Tikahtnu Commons, said all Alaska stores are closing as part of a larger downsizing across the United States.

Three stores in Houston were closed.

The company would not immediately say the specific locations that will be affected by the closures, or the number of employees that would be impacted.

"We don't take this lightly and decisions like these are incredibly hard", Walmart spokesperson Amy Wyatt-Moore said about the closing of the Lithonia store.

The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by Sam's Club Store closings.

Walmart has announced it is raising its starting hourly wage from $9 to $11 and Sam's Club is set to close a series of clubs across the United States.

"Hourly associates will continue receiving compensation for 60 days while they look for other opportunities in nearby clubs or Walmart stores", she said.

Several Sam's Club stores throughout the nation reportedly closed Thursday without notice to the public.

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Meanwhile, stores like Sam's Club, which lacks a clear specialty and faces stiff competition with Costco, have not done well.

"Our hope is that many associates at the Club will choose to stay with the company via transfer and we'll begin working to make that happen", Keene said.

"We've chose to right-size our fleet and better align our locations with our strategy, " he wrote.

Simon called the wage increase and bonuses "just the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to the money Walmart will see from tax reform. The amount will range up to $1,000 for employees who have been with Walmart for at least 20 years.

"The closing location is owned by Sam's, and I am talking to them about potential economic development on that site", Manzi said.

The one-time bonus employees will receive will be proportional to the amount of time each individual has spent with the company, up to $1,000.

The company claimed the wage and benefit changes would benefit the company's more than one million USA hourly associates.

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