"Closing clubs is never easy and we're committed to working with impacted members and associates through this transition", the company said in a tweet.
USA Today reported that while those stores will reopen in a new role, workers previously employed at those locations are not necessarily guaranteed one of the new positions. A company spokesperson didn't respond to the Bristol Herald Courier's request for comment about closures or future plans. Walmart has yet to release a list of affected stores, or the number of employees affected.
Another employee said he was upset to learn of the sudden closure with no notice in advance.
Walmart is closing four Sam's Clubs in Texas and several others among its 660 warehouse store fleet across the U.S.
Sam's Club is shutting down 63 stores, and some employees and customers say it did so without warning. "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".
The Sam's Club store on San Pedro Avenue will open again on Friday and almost everything will be 25 percent off.
Zanitsch is talking about a letter telling him that the store where he's worked for eight years is closed.
A sign hangs on the side of a Sam's Club store January 12, 2010 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Southside Daily attempted to get in touch with Sam's Club but did not get a response by the time of publication.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. The bonuses, which would range from $200 to $1,000 would be for workers who don't benefit from the salary increase and would be grated based on length of service.
"It's a great thing for employees up and down the ranks, but especially at store level", he said.