"They are one of the top sales tax revenue generators in the city of Moline, so yeah we're definitely surprised by the decision", said Ray Forsythe, the planning and development director for the City of Moline. Some workers will be offered roles at other locations, the company said.
Over one million Walmart employees woke up this morning to an announcement that will change their income plus adding additional benefits - a change that will impact employees right here at home and across the nation.
When asked about the closures, Sanders declined to comment on the layoffs and said the White House was "excited" about the wage increases.
"Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the US", McMillon added.
Watch the Courier and dCourier.com for news and info of the meetings. But most employees are expected to get a few hundred dollars.
The nation's unemployment rate has sat at 4.1 percent for three months now, the lowest level since 2000.
Employees also got word in Baton Rouge, LA.
In fact, in Pennsylvania, the state's minimum wage - set at $7.25 - has not been raised, believe it or not, since 2009.
Retail analysts said a typical Sam's Club store employs more than 100 part- and full-time workers.
Sam's Club membership fees - which cost $45 annually - will be refunded to customers affected by the closings, according to the BI report. The bonus is based on length of service, with workers with at least 20 years qualifying for $1,000.
Those figures were later revised in the Walmart press release. According to GlassDoor, a website that offers insight into jobs, the average cashier makes $9.37 an hour. It has done well and strengthened its hand in online retail as many other retailers have struggled.
"It's too bad. It's a shame".
Wholesale club giant Sam's Club announced Thursday it will shutter more than four dozen stores across the country, impacting thousands of employees. Those workers previously received up to eight weeks of maternity leave at half-pay, and were not entitled to parental leave. The closure was described as abrupt, and some employees reportedly did not know it was coming.
The 135,287-square-foot store opened in May 2007. Shropshire said she feels bad for the employees.
Walmart raises its minimum wage to eleven dollars an hour. And they need to just start hustling to find a job.
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