BJ's tells Sam's Club members, staff to come on over after closures


BJ's tells Sam's Club members, staff to come on over after closures

The adoption benefit of $5,000 would apply to both full-time hourly and salaried workers and could be used for expenses such as adoption agency fees, translation fees and legal or court costs.

The store closing in Syracuse is one of 63 reported across the US on Thursday.

"We've also had numerous inquiries from Sam's Club employees", BJ's said in a press release.

Walmart plans to start paying its one million United States workers at least $11 an hour and give them a one-off cash bonus.

"This is certainly unfortunate news given the number of employees at Sam's here in Manchester and those who are now facing losing their jobs", Anderson said in a statement.

Two Tennessee closings were in the list of Sam's Clubs across the U.S.: The one at 615 Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, and a Memphis store on Getwell Road.

Walmart said Thursday that it is closing more than 60 of its Sam's Club stores across the USA - including its Morrisville location.

The store in Jamestown was closed today and the announcement was made to employees on Thursday.

The company has not publicly commented on the closing other than posting on Twitter after multiple questions from customers: "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've made a decision to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy". They will also be given the chance to tranfer to other Walmart or Sam's Club locations, and employees who do not will be given severance pay. Those with 20 years of service will get the full $1,000.

Simon called the wage increase and bonuses "just the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to the money Walmart will see from tax reform.

Walmart says that after the closings it will have 597 clubs. Employees are also getting a one-time bonus of up to $1,000.

The retailer said Thursday changes that to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the USA, with the wage increase effective next month.

Previously, Walmart provided fully paid family leave to salaried workers, while hourly workers received half pay during family leave.