More than 60 Sam’s Club stores to close, including 3 in NJ

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A Walmart official says that the company is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the country, including three in New Jersey.

According to Business Insider, the New Jersey locations include: 

  • 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake
  • 1900 E Linden Ave, Linden
  • 301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton

A spokesperson for the Union County Freeholder Board says that the board is offering assistance to any Union County resident affected by the layoffs.

“We would like these former employees to know that the County stands prepared to immediately assist with employment services through our various agencies, and we urge all to take advantage of them,” Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Christopher Hudak, said in a joint statement.

More information about the services can be found at the Union County website.

About 10 of the Sam’s Clubs that are closing are expected to be repurposed into e-commerce distribution sites.

The Walmart official told the Associated Press that said at least eight stores closed Thursday and the rest would shutter in the coming weeks. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the decision publicly.

The closures came on the same day that Walmart announced it would boost its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour and hand out one-time cash bonuses.

The Walmart official said it would too soon to know how many jobs would be eliminated with the Sam's Club closures. He said some employees would be re-hired at other Walmart locations or at the newly created e-commerce distribution sites.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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