Walmart closes 63 Sam's Club locations, Northeast Ohio exempt for now

Walmart increases minimum wage to $11 at stores in Palm Bay Melbourne and West Melbourne

Walmart increases minimum wage to $11 at stores in Palm Bay Melbourne and West Melbourne

The spokesperson told WBRZ that the closure was announced this morning to employees and that some might be moved to other Sam's Clubs or Walmart stores in the area. On average, about 150 employees work at Sam's Clubs location, she added.

"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", the company tweeted in response to a customer query, CNBC reported.

Several 10News TV and newspaper partners report on store closings - effective immediately - in places like metro Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis and others. The Antioch, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville locations were expected to remain open, in addition to Middle Tennessee stores in Clarksville, Cookeville.

Owned by Walmart, Sam's Club is a chain of membership-only warehouse stores that offer discounted prices.

In the same day Walmart announced it would be raising its starting wage to $11 and offering an employee bonus due to a new federal tax code, the company announced that it would close 63 Sam's Club stores. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families".

If employees haven't transferred after the 60 days, they'll receive a severance, Wyatt-Moore said.

Business Insider reported the closings could impact more than 11,000 Sam's Club employees across the country.

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Ten of the affected stores will be turned into e-commerce distribution centers, and employees of those stores will have the opportunity to reapply for positions at those locations, a Walmart official said.

Walmart CEO and President Doug McMillon credited the Trump administration's major tax reform in December for the new employee benefits.

The changes in parental leave put salaried and hourly workers on the same footing.

The company stated that it also would create a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses.

"Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the USA", McMillon added.

Meanwhile, the move to boost wages and benefits comes as companies across the US are weighing their option for how to best deploy the windfalls they are expected to receive from the tax reform legislation that became effective January 1.

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