Sam's Club closing numerous locations | Lincoln stores to remain open

Walmart Closing 63 Sam’s Clubs Turning 12 into Ecommerce Fulfillment Centers	
							Daniela Forte
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Walmart Closing 63 Sam’s Clubs Turning 12 into Ecommerce Fulfillment Centers Daniela Forte Content Manager

While the White House was complimenting Walmart for using this country's new lower tax rate to give pay increases and bonuses to workers, customers were finding some Sam's Club locations closed with no notice.

The Lithonia store is one of 63 closing around the country. Also listed were Sam's Club locations in Orange and Manchester, Connecticut, and in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Sam's Club did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Additional reporting contributed by USA TODAY's Charisse Jones.

Sam's Club has made a decision to close some of its stores across the country.

Once commenter even stated that her son had just been hired at the Budd Lake location and was only two weeks into training as of today.

"Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of Sam's Clubs that are fit for the future", Sam's Club CEO John Furner said in a statement.

According to Business Insider, 10 of the locations will be turned into e-commerce distribution centers, and workers at those locations can re-apply for jobs at the redesigned facilities; the first facility to get that redesign will be in Memphis.

Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, tweeted early this morning that after a thorough review of its existing portfolio, it chose to closed "a series" of clubs to better align its locations with its strategy.

The one-time bonus, which will vary depending on a worker's length of service, would total about $400 million in Wal-Mart's current fiscal year that ends January 31, the retailer said. Walmart is also amping up its paid maternity leave to 10 weeks, and paid parental leave to six weeks. Hourly workers will be paid between $11 and $24.70 an hour. The benefit, which will be available to full-time hourly and salaried workers, will total $5,000 per child.

Hundreds of employees all over Texoma are getting a $1 raise starting next month.

The company claimed the wage and benefit changes would benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates.

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