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129 jobs to be eliminated by closing of Far West Side Madison Sam’s Club, company says

January 17, 2018 GMT

More than 100 workers will lose their jobs when the Madison Sam’s Club warehouse store closes later this month.

The Far West Side Sam’s Club closure on Jan. 26 will result in the elimination of 129 jobs, said Market Manager Steven Johnson in a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.

Hourly employees will be terminated on March 16 and management will lose their jobs on April 13, he said.

Johnson said the layoffs are likely permanent.

The 106,000-square-foot Madison Sam’s Club at 7050 Watts Road is among 62 others nationwide that are closing. Walmart, which owns the warehouse retail chain, announced the closings last week.

About 10 of the shuttered Sam’s Clubs will be repurposed into e-commerce distribution centers.

There are 12 Sam’s Club stores in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday that it will offer the laid-off employees assistance through its Dislocated Worker Program.