Some point out Sam's Club is giving certain employees bonuses due to tax reform - and wonder if the company appears to be doing well, why they're downsizing.
Sam's Club says their customers will be refunded their 45 dollar annual membership fee.
According to the Journal, the job cuts, which are expected to focus on workers in various roles at the company's Arkansas headquarters, are expected to be completed by the end of the company's fiscal year on January 31.
In a list of the stores compiled by Business Insider, no Missouri stores were included. IL loses the most locations at six. Come to BJ's, is the message from the competitor store.
"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", Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner wrote in a letter to employees.
"Many of us depend on this Sam's, for many of our goods and supplies", said Juan. Some of the stores will be repurposed into e-commerce distribution sites.
Hundreds of people waited, some for several hours, outside the Sam's Club store in Fairbanks in below-zero temperatures Friday, hoping to buy items at sharp discount before the store closes at the end of the month.
Jamestown Sam's Club closing as company realign's locations
The company confirmed the closings in a statement on Twitter, and the Morrisville location was no longer listed on its website. The notice said all employees who are losing their jobs can apply for open positions at other Sam's Clubs of Walmart stores.
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