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Walmart made a big deal out of how they were going to be increasing the minimum wage (meant nothing to me, I already make more than they were offering the new wage to be).

I always said if they ever did a major increase in the wages, Walmart would respond by massive layoffs.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies......nmoney11

My daughter's boyfriend, who'd lost his job at the hospital a while ago, got hired by Sam's Club two days ago and was supposed to report on Sunday. Today, he got word that the Sam's Club (in Warwick, Rhode Island) had been closed. When he asked; "Why would you hire me if you were going to close the store?" The manager told him that the managers of the store hadn't been told by corporate. Sadly, I am not surprised by this.
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I'm not sure that really qualifies as 'massive layoffs'.

The article says it is closing 154 stores in the U.S., most (102) of which are long under-performing Walmart Express stores. And that the closures represented less than 1 percent of Walmart's global revenue.

Walmart still says it plans to open 142 to 165 new stores in the United States by January 2017
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On Jan 17, 2016, balducci wrote:
I'm not sure that really qualifies as 'massive layoffs'.



Because over 10,000 people are going to lose their job.
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If one can believe Walmart, many of those jobs will be relocated to nearby stores and many more will be added from the new stores opening.

So, at least on a 'net' basis, we may be talking about far fewer jobs being lost. It may even be a net increase (though I wouldn't expect that).
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Hiring people for a store they had to know was closing seems like a communication snafu, and I can see how it would be frustrating, but if the decisions make the company stronger as a whole in the long run then that's what needs to be done.

Is there a way for your daughters boyfriend to use the fact that he was hired to get a job in a nearby location?
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On Jan 18, 2016, balducci wrote:
If one can believe Walmart, many of those jobs will be relocated to nearby stores and many more will be added from the new stores opening.

So, at least on a 'net' basis, we may be talking about far fewer jobs being lost. It may even be a net increase (though I wouldn't expect that).
If you believe Walmart.


To bad they never seem to open stores where they'd be useful.
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On Jan 18, 2016, balducci wrote:
If one can believe Walmart, many of those jobs will be relocated to nearby stores and many more will be added from the new stores opening.

So, at least on a 'net' basis, we may be talking about far fewer jobs being lost. It may even be a net increase (though I wouldn't expect that).
If you believe Walmart.


To bad they never seem to open stores where they'd be useful.


Yea, they just have no business sense. Smile
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Yes, but if they had really good business sense they wouldn't have opened those 200 plus stores to begin with. 😊
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Yes, but if they had really good business sense they wouldn't have opened those 200 plus stores to begin with. 😊

Oh they had great business sense- they opened the stores, pushed out all the small grocers and local retailers, and got the business of the whole town. (As well as becoming one of its primary employers.)

Then, once they sucked out all the local money and the store started under-performing, they closed it. They made profit short term, so they got what they wanted. (The small town that they left in a lurch, well, nobody talks about that anymore.)
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On Jan 18, 2016, motown wrote:
Yes, but if they had really good business sense they wouldn't have opened those 200 plus stores to begin with. 😊

Oh they had great business sense- they opened the stores, pushed out all the small grocers and local retailers, and got the business of the whole town. (As well as becoming one of its primary employers.)

Then, once they sucked out all the local money and the store started under-performing, they closed it. They made profit short term, so they got what they wanted. (The small town that they left in a lurch, well, nobody talks about that anymore.)


No they didn't actually. Walmart Express was supposed to compete with the CVS, Walgreen's, Rite Aid crowd. They're still out there and the Walmart Express's are being closed.
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When I worked for Wal*mart back in 1989 they paid me 5 cents above minimum wage. This was way before Superstores and SAMS.

I remember having to use the hand crank credit card machine. Nothing slows down a line like one of those.

I guess today it is all about supply and demand. There seems to be a surplus of unskilled labor these days.
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On Jan 15, 2016, ed rhodes wrote:
Walmart made a big deal out of how they were going to be increasing the minimum wage (meant nothing to me, I already make more than they were offering the new wage to be).

I always said if they ever did a major increase in the wages, Walmart would respond by massive layoffs.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies......nmoney11

My daughter's boyfriend, who'd lost his job at the hospital a while ago, got hired by Sam's Club two days ago and was supposed to report on Sunday. Today, he got word that the Sam's Club (in Warwick, Rhode Island) had been closed. When he asked; "Why would you hire me if you were going to close the store?" The manager told him that the managers of the store hadn't been told by corporate. Sadly, I am not surprised by this.




Well, yeah. Jobs have a certain value to employers. If the government won't let employers pay a wage below a point that exceeds that value, those jobs go away.
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On Jan 18, 2016, balducci wrote:
If one can believe Walmart, many of those jobs will be relocated to nearby stores and many more will be added from the new stores opening.

So, at least on a 'net' basis, we may be talking about far fewer jobs being lost. It may even be a net increase (though I wouldn't expect that).
If you believe Walmart.


To bad they never seem to open stores where they'd be useful.


Where do you think they'd be useful? My mom goes to one that's really crowded, so it's useful to a lot of people. Too long lines for me!
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Last time I was in Wal*Mart was in 2011.

I know my Dad loathes the self checkout lanes.
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So don't use them.

We don't have self checkout at my Walmart, although they are thinking of putting them in.

They have them at the Stop & Shop and I use them whenever I'm there. It just seems faster to me.
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On Jan 18, 2016, Devious wrote:
Walmart took advantage of the
Hire a hero tax program that
offered 10,000 tax credit for
hiring Veterans and hired them
strictly for this purpose.


Walmart really wants to look like 'good guys' (unintended pun, sorry)! But if any veterans were working in East Oakland,they would have been laid off like any others, no matter Walmart's tax credits. They really make their money from slave-wages of far-away workers making their clothes and other items for retail sale. In fact, they're better at it than many other chain stores worldwide. Lynn
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Costs of living vary.
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