With Walmart announcment of higher starting wage, comes Sam’s Club closures
With their announcement that they would be raising starting wages to $11/hour, Walmart (Sam’s Club parent company) announced yesterday that they would be also closing 63 of the Sam’s Club warehouse-styled store locations.
“After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy,” Sam’s Club wrote in one reply. “Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.”
Current lists of the 63 locations do not include the Casper location as one of the stores targeted for shutdown.
Sam’s Club shutdown? Employees at this S Loop store tell me they showed up to work and were told store is closed effective today. Sign on door says same thing. Hearing other stores also affected. Waiting on answers from parent company, Walmart #khou11 pic.twitter.com/RtbY7EhiIK
— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) January 11, 2018