January 11, 2018 07:12 PM
Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the US, according to the Business Insider, including two in the Rochester area.
Walmart spokesperson Phillip Keene tells News10NBC that the Greece and Henrietta locations will close on Jan. 26.
Approximately 300 local employees will be impacted by the closures. Keene says the company is trying to place the employees in other Walmart stores.
Affected workers will be paid for an additional 60 days after the closing later this month. Employees that don't get placed in Walmart stores will be offered a severance package.
Customers wanting to shop at either location Thursday morning were surprised to find both stores are closed for the day. News10NBC is told both locations will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.
Customers that have Club memberships can cancel those memberships at any time, Keene says. They can also use those memberships at other Sam’s Club stores and online at samsclub.com.
Clearance sales at all stores will begin soon with merchandise starting off at a 25 percent discount.
The closures come on the same day that Walmart announced it was raising starting hourly wages to $11, expanding employee benefits, and offering workers bonuses of up to $1,000.
Updated: January 11, 2018 07:12 PM
Created: January 11, 2018 11:29 AM
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