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    4 New England Sam's Clubs Closing
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    Sam’s Club is closing at least four locations around New England, according to letters sent to state's Department of Labor and local officials.

    Connecticut lost two locations, in Orange and Manchester, the most so far in New England. In Massachusetts, the Sam's Club in Worcester will close, while in New Hampshire, the Seabrook location will shut down.

    The announcement comes hours after Walmart, which owns Sam's Club, said it would raise the starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, expanding parental and maternity leave benefits and handing out $1,000 cash bonuses to employees who have worked at least 20 years at the company.

    The Connecticut stores are slated to close to the public as of Jan. 26, according to the letter. The only Connecticut location that remains on the company’s website is in Newington, at 3465 Berlin Turnpike.

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    One-hundred-fifty-five employees are affected by the closure in Orange and 151 employees are affected by the closure in Manchester.

    It's unclear when the Massachusetts or New Hampshire locations will close or how many employees are affected by the closings there.

    Gary Anderson, director of planning and economic development for Manchester, said the town was notified about the plans for the closure Thursday morning.

    "This is certainly unfortunate news given the number of employees at Sam’s here in Manchester and those who are now facing losing their jobs," Anderson said in a statement.

    He said town officials are hopeful that the property will be "repurposed quickly in a way that replaces the jobs lost."

    All the employees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at Sam's Clubs or Walmart facilities, according to the company.

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    There have been reports of several Sam's Club stores around the country closing.


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