Sam's Club Shuttering 63 Stores

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Management will attempt to transfer current employees to other Sam's Clubs or Walmarts nearby.

"From a fulfillment center logistics standpoint, it makes a lot of sense", Hatfield said.

Walmart is abruptly closing Sam's Club locations across the US.

The letter from Steve Orloski, Sam's Club market manager, was sent to Armstead and James Manning, of the New Jersey Department and Workforce Development.

Stores that are converted will turn into regional distribution centers or e-commerce facilities.

Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, closed a series of stores following a review, the membership-only store chain said in a tweet on Thursday. Some demanded refunds for their Sam's Club memberships, which cost between $45 and $100.

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But the ones in Miami, Miramar, Sunrise, Coral Springs and West Palm Beach remain open for business.

Betancourt and other employees at the New Caney store who were willing to discuss the layoffs with the Observer say they were shocked the store was being closed. Come to BJ's, is the message from the competitor store.

It's not clear how many employees work at the San Pedro location but Sam's Club stores typically have about 150 employees, Hatfield said.

United Kingdom workspace interiors manufacturer and distributor Dynamic Office Solutions expects to end the year on a high note after a significant investment in its warehouse facilities and e-commerce.

Earlier in the day Wal-Mart said it would raise entry-level wages for US hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the USA tax code.

A statement on the official Sam's Club Twitter account reads, "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". "I am interested in working for a bank and focusing on going to college full-time, and I want to be able to afford a college education", he said.