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Walmart to close Sam's Club in Worcester, after announcing raises, bonuses

Walmart Raises Wages and Expands Benefits Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed
Kenny Thornton | 13 January, 2018, 12:06

The statement said that following a full review of its portfolio, the company chose to close several clubs to better align our stores with our ongoing strategy.

Sam's Club members in Central New York shocked about the store's sudden closure on January 26 can request refunds for their memberships.

Employees showing up for work at the Linden Sam's Club, the membership warehouse owned by retail giant Walmart, learned that the store is one of 63 across the nation that are unexpectedly shutting down or converting to regional distribution centers to help fill online orders.

Customers took to social media with questions about why their local Sam's Club stores were shuttered. The company has created a webpage with more information on what members whose stores are now closed can do.

Delaware's only Sam's Club, located in Dover, is not on the chopping block, according to a company tweet.

Cadden said the closings could be for strategic reasons.

Large employers also have been under pressure to boost benefits for workers because unemployment rates are at historic lows, allowing job seekers to be pickier.

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Arkansas-based Walmart also reportedly raised the hourly minimum wage for its US workers to $11 and improved benefit offerings such as parental leave.

"They (gave) us the news so we can go mark everything down", she said. The move could impact as many as 11,000 employees.

Workers can contact the Union County American Job Centers, at 921 Elizabeth Ave.in Elizabeth, and 200 W. Second St.in Plainfield.

The one-time bonus represents a $400 million expense, the company said.

But like those other companies, devastating cuts are going to be made as well.

Hourly workers at the Manchester and Orange locations will leave the company's payroll on March 16, while the management team at both locations have until April 13.

In a news release, Romeoville Village Manager Steve Gulden said "This came as a surprise to us as Sam's has demonstrated a strong sales increase each year since opening".

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