OtherGround Forums 63 Sam’s Club stores Closing - 11,025 Jobs Lost

9 days ago
11/23/11
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Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the U.S., the company told Business Insider on Thursday afternoon, after reports of abrupt store closings began to emerge.

 

Sam's Club has not said how many employees are losing their jobs. Each Sam's Club warehouse employs about 175 people, meaning more than 11,000 people could be impacted.

In some cases, employees were not told their store had closed before showing up to work Thursday. Those employees learned their store would be closing when they found the store's doors locked and a notice announcing the closing, Sam's Club workers told Business Insider. At some stores, employees were turned away by police officers.

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.

The remaining stores will stay open for several weeks before closing permanently. All of the affected stores were scrubbed from the Sam's Club website on Thursday morning.

Sam's Club CEO John Furner notified employees of the closures in a company-wide email sent Thursday.

"After a thorough review, it became clear we had built clubs in some locations that impacted other clubs, and where population had not grown as anticipated," Furner said in the email. "We will be closing some clubs, and we notified them today. We'll convert some of them into eCommerce fulfillment centers — to better serve the growing number of members shopping with us online and continue scaling the SamsClub.com business."

Sam's Club membership fees — which cost $45 annually — will be refunded to customers affected by the closings, a Walmart official said.

The closings came on the same day Walmart announced plans to raise starting hourly wages to $11, expand employee benefits, and offer workers bonuses of up to $1,000.

Some Sam's Club employees were informed of the closings via notices that were sent through FedEx on Thursday.

"FedEx showed up at my door with a package from Sam's Club and I was thinking that maybe it was my W-2," Nic Townsend, an employee of a Sacramento, California, Sam's Club, told Business Insider. "It was a letter saying they are closing down. ... I'm unsure of what to do I have a baby and a mentally sick mother. I'm lost. I'm heartbroken. I'm scared."

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Wow, a whole lot of @SamsClub locations shut down today while giving 0 notice to workers. That sounds like the management team alright. They are heartless people. I feel terrible for the thousands of people who just lost their jobs.

 
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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. Closing clubs is never easy and we’re committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition.

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Three of the closures are in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

"The Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, store closed without notice — over 950 people without jobs," Eliezer Cabrera, a Sam's Club shopper, told Business Insider. "This is the last thing Puerto Rico needed after Hurricane Maria devastated the island."

Here's a list of closings rounded up from local media reports and Sam's Club employees who contacted Business Insider. The list will be updated as we learn of additional locations:

8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515

1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504

48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210

2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194

5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286

15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748

12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680

12920 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042

2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477

355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730

7233 N Seacrest Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462

5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611

2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038

501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540

900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107

1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446

3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268

10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229

4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526

9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607

340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911

32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426

2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874

81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828

1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540

2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224

720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701

700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626

1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360

1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560

4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209

9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico

Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957

Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico

615 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111

1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054

13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077

22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357

12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518

4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231

901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057

1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001

7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719

1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214

13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

If you know of stores closing that are missing from this list, reach out to hpeterson@businessinsider.com.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/walmart-abruptly-closes-several-sams-club-stores-lays-off-thousands/ar-AAuzd4Y

9 days ago
9/11/14
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OP, the soyboy cuck, is happy that low income folks are losing their jobs. Fucking loser.
9 days ago
11/23/11
Posts: 6067
EluThingol - OP, the soyboy cuck, is happy that low income folks are losing their jobs. Fucking loser.

I just posted the story.

 

Youre the faggot who assumes you know how I feel.

 

Get your life together and stop being a whiny faggot.

9 days ago
11/9/17
Posts: 360
Showing up and finding your company has closed is beyond wrong, there should be some backlash for that IMO.
9 days ago
9/13/08
Posts: 7376

Casualty of online retail, honestly. More than 25% of all retail jobs will be lost over the next 5 years. The industry is changing, no matter who is in office. 

9 days ago
7/24/14
Posts: 363

crazy coincidence, Last night at dinner I told my girlfriend that I bet Walmart will be a thing of the past in 20 years. Saw this on the news this morning. 

9 days ago
11/23/11
Posts: 6068
PelosiesPanties - Showing up and finding your company has closed is beyond wrong, there should be some backlash for that IMO.

this!

those people have 20 days to figure out how to pay their rent, mortgage, car note, electric, gas, food, etc...

 

 

9 days ago
11/15/04
Posts: 32093
Hikikomori -
EluThingol - OP, the soyboy cuck, is happy that low income folks are losing their jobs. Fucking loser.

I just posted the story.

 

Youre the faggot who assumes you know how I feel.

 

Get your life together and stop being a whiny faggot.

I'm honestly curious as to why you posted the story. Do you feel sad for the employees ?

9 days ago
11/23/11
Posts: 6069
LiveWire -
Hikikomori -
EluThingol - OP, the soyboy cuck, is happy that low income folks are losing their jobs. Fucking loser.

I just posted the story.

 

Youre the faggot who assumes you know how I feel.

 

Get your life together and stop being a whiny faggot.

I'm honestly curious as to why you posted the story. Do you feel sad for the employees ?

read the post above yours.

 

9 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 16045

Costco taking over.

9 days ago
4/13/06
Posts: 5580
I don't understand why people were being turned away at the doors when they are going to be open for several weeks yet

was that at the 10 that were being remade into distribution centers?
9 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 7592
A real shame. Hate it whenever I hear about a huge number of layoffs (I guess technically this isn't a layoff, but effectively it is :-( ).
9 days ago
6/30/09
Posts: 46566

now where Diddy gonna get ID’d?

9 days ago
1/1/01
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"Notified by company wide email"

Does the average floor worker have a company email account?

Not surprised at stores being closed, but it's shitty to let people go that suddenly, without a decent severance.
9 days ago
7/12/15
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Punch Drunk and Driving -
StankieEdgar -
Hikikomori -
EluThingol - OP, the soyboy cuck, is happy that low income folks are losing their jobs. Fucking loser.

I just posted the story.

 

Youre the faggot who assumes you know how I feel.

 

Get your life together and stop being a whiny faggot.

LOL is that really him? No way that dude speaks to people the way he does behind a keyboard in real life without getting the taste slapped out of his mouth.
No idea. He said it was though.
9 days ago
12/10/16
Posts: 1134

I thought Trump was gonna stop shit like this and increase jobs?

9 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 92282
Holy shit. Where am I supposed to get a 100 pack of condoms now?
9 days ago
2/12/12
Posts: 529
Stronghold - Holy shit. Where am I supposed to get a 100 pack of condoms now?
Your mom gets em by the pallet...
9 days ago
4/13/12
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...but Walmart is raising their minimum wage to $11, so MAGA!

9 days ago
9/27/03
Posts: 51734

Is this the new thing? Are we going to pretend businesses won’t close anymore? 

Retail places closing isn’t new. How they handled their employees was fucked up though

9 days ago
6/21/13
Posts: 1045

Is this winning or losing?  

 

MAGA!

9 days ago
11/3/14
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EFM -

...but Walmart is raising their minimum wage to $11, so MAGA!

The Walmart here in Madison pays $12.

Kinda mixed feelings about Sam's club closing here. I've used them a lot for work purchases over the years and know a lot of the staff. But I've dealt with some God awful employees as well and nearly jumped to Costco many times.
9 days ago
3/14/09
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BUT THE BONUSES!!!!! 

9 days ago
9/13/02
Posts: 32169

if you look at a lot of those sams clubs locations they were pretty close to costco and/or walmart locations. 

makes sense that they wouldn't want poison the well of their walmarts and i'm sure the costcos give them a real challenge on prices/customer service.

9 days ago
9/13/08
Posts: 7378
Abradolf Lincler -

I thought Trump was gonna stop shit like this and increase jobs?

Nothing to do with the President. It a consequence of retail market conditions. 

Online retail is drastically effecting brick and mortar retail. Go look at most malls and tell me what you see.