Montana Sam's Club stores spared amid wave of closures for company

Montana Sam's Club stores spared amid wave of closures for company

Business Insider estimates that each Sam's Club employs about 175 workers. The only other Florida store on that list was in the town of Fern Park, near Altamonte Springs.

Currently, Sam's Club operates 660 stores, but that number will be reduced by about 10 percent after the actions announced today.

Employees at all three Jacksonville stores answered the phone Thursday and said they were open.

In a Tweet sent out at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, Sam's Club wrote: "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've chose to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy".

"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.

Business Insider reported 63 units were set to close.

The two Sam's Clubs that will close are at W. 86th Street on Indy's north side and Washington Street on Indy's east side, employees at the stores said Thursday morning.

Some stores will be converted into regional distribution centers, but employees who worked there are not necessarily guaranteed jobs at the distribution center.

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The Sam's Club in Lithonia on Turner Hill Road is closed.

Walmart also announcedwage increases for employees, expanded maternity and parental leave, and adoption financial assistance.

Online, the Sam's Club website has already removed the closed stores, with the link to the Norfolk location now displaying an error message.

"We will be closing some clubs, and we notified them today". The chain also "had an immediate increase in Sam's Club members joining BJ's Wholesale Club", according to the statement.

The decision to shutter the stores comes on the heels of Walmart, Sam's Club's parent company, announcing an across the board pay raise for minimum wage employees.

Walmart will provide support and resources to those associates who are affected, including the bonus and 60 days of pay, as well as severance to those eligible.

In a separate news release, also issued Thursday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon attributed the changes to a lower business tax rate recently approved by President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress.

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