With all of the different businesses out in retail, Walmart and there partner company Sam’s Club, are some of the most successful businesses still around for over 40 years the company has been growing and growing. Founded by Sam Walton, Walmart was to help customers get what they needed and also their employees by giving a various amount of jobs and all different positions.
As of late last year, Walmart has been closing down their grocery stores known as the neighborhood markets costing people their jobs and removing a local store out of some areas. Now as of earlier this year, Walmart and Sam’s Clubs have closed over 60 stores affecting thousands of workers and customers. Employees were given no information about this prior until the day of closing. After this Walmart also eliminated some of their higher positions in stores such as some management positions on no notice as well. I find this to be strange as Walmart has been making more and more profit over the years and that there are stores all over states and even in some other countries as well and then they give no notice to employees about them being let go from their jobs. I find this to be morally wrong and then afterwards, they decide to give new employees and some current positions as well an increase by a dollar every hour. It may seem like a little amount but it all adds up in the end. Even though Walmart is a large company, you would think they would have some decency to tell their employees that they lost their jobs due to the store shutting down then just letting them come to their store and see a large “Closed” sign.
Peterson, Hayley. “Walmart Is Abruptly Closing 63 Sam's Club Stores and Laying off Thousands of Workers.” , Business Insider, 11 Jan. 2018, www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1.