Sam's Club Shuttering 63 Stores


Sam's Club is closing its store at 2649 Erie Blvd.

The company said it is giving employees a portion of the savings it will see under recently passed tax reforms. Several abruptly closed on Thursday, in some cases without informing employees.

The Walmart official said it would too soon to know how many jobs would be eliminated with the Sam's Club closures.

Reports from around the country put the number of Sam's Club stores closing at more than 60.

Walmart said Thursday that it is closing more than 60 of its Sam's Club stores across the USA - including its Morrisville location.

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

According to Channel 2's sister station FOX13, a Memphis Sam's Club location has also closed its doors for good, announcing the closure to employees this morning.

A newer store northeast of Houston in New Caney was also removed from the Sam's website, and its phone lines were busy.

Walmart is suddenly shuttering dozens of its Sam's Club stores, the company said Thursday - the same day it announced it would improve its employees' wages and benefits because of the tax bill President Donald Trump signed in December.

Sam's Club shut down multiple locations on Thursday, and some employees and customers say they did so without warning.

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All full and part-time hourly associates in the US are eligible for the bonus, which will be based on length of service up to $1,000 for those with at least 20 years of employment.

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

The minimum wage increase comes about a year after Walmart hiked hourly pay to at least $10 for most workers.

Full and part-time workers at Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, will receive a bonus of up to $1,000 based on their length of service. "Now, they will be eligible for 10 weeks of maternity leave at 100 percent pay and six weeks of parental leave at 100 percent pay".

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