Jamestown Sam's Club one of 63 to close


Members of the closing clubs will be able to change their memberships to another location or cancel their membership, according to the company's Twitter account.

The retailer, owned by parent company Walmart, later announced they would be closing dozens of stores in an effort to better align their locations with their strategy. The company did not respond to CBS News' request for a comment, and did not elaborate on how many stores would be closed and when.

Walmart also closed a Neighborhood Market store on the city's North East side last month.

Lantana Mayor David Stewart tells our news partner The Palm Beach Post that the Lantana store will close on January 26.

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Media outlets in states including NY and North Carolina report Sams Club closings there, too. Some employees said they were not informed of the closures up until the moment they showed up to work today.

A sign taped to a window at the South Tampa store says it is closed today but will reopen tomorrow. But the San Angelo Sam's Club was spared.

Zanitsch is talking about a letter telling him that the store where he's worked for eight years is closed.

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Bill Southwell said he comes from Warren, Pa., to buy bulk candy at Sam's Club, with peppermint patties as a personal favorite. He said some employees have been with the wholesale company for two decades. "They are increasing salaries to over a million American workers".

"They raised minimum wage", Sanders told reporters at a press briefing. The reform reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and includes other provisions that benefit businesses and are meant to spur investment.

Furner explained in the statement that Walmart will provide support for employees who are losing jobs. Lots of things are going on in the economy, and we appreciate what Walmart is doing.

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