Sam's Club Laying Off Two Percert of Workers

Published 01/26 2014 06:51PM

Updated 01/27 2014 04:08PM

JOPLIN, MO --- A well-known corporation plans to lay off 2 percent of its employees. Wal-Mart announced Friday that the company plans to lay off 2,300 workers at it's Sam's Clubs. That's 2 percent of the workforce for the wholesale club chain, which has nearly 600 locations in the United States.

A little less than half of the employees affected are assistant managers. That's according to Sam's Club Spokesman Bill Durling. The company eliminated some hourly positions also. Affected employees will be paid for 60 days and are encouraged to look for other jobs at Sam's Clubs or its parent company, Wal-Mart. If workers can't find a job within the company, officials say they'll receive some severance.

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