Multiple Sam’s Club stores abruptly close nationwide

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Sam's Clubs To Cut 10 Percent Of Workforce_379067

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – JANUARY 12: A Sam’s Club store sits next to a Walmart store January 12, 2010 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the parent company of Sam’s Club, announced that it will cut approximately 10 percent of its 110,000 Sam’s Club workforce as it tries to revive the big box retailer’s […]

Walmart is abruptly closing some of its Sam’s Club locations nationwide, media outlets around the country are reporting Thursday.

The company responded to a Twitter user, saying “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.”

Walmart, which owns Sam’s Club, has not announced which stores are closing. The company did, however announce Thursday that they’re boosting their starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour as well as giving some employees a one-time $1,000 cash bonus and expanding their maternity and parental leave benefits.

Two of the locations are in Cincinnati, WLWT reports. NBC4 has not confirmed any Central Ohio locations closing.

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