Almost 11,000 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the closings, which coincide with celebration over the new lower corporate tax rate, which led Ivanka Trump to tweet that "America is on a roll", and prompted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ro thank Walmart from the White House briefing room.
Sixty-three Sam's Club's locations are closing, including ones in Stanton and Sylmar.
"We knew they were closing seemed like a good time to stock up had no idea it'd be insane down here, said Tom Neer, Sam's Club member".
Syracuse's and 62 other Sam's Club locations will be closed, parent company Walmart announced Thursday.
Sam's Club is offering refunds on memberships.
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"We made a deliberate decision to prioritize employees", Mr. Furner said.
According to the Journal, the job cuts, which are expected to focus on workers in various roles at the company's Arkansas headquarters, are expected to be completed by the end of the company's fiscal year on January 31.
Signs related to the closure at the entrance to the Sam's Club store on Dimond Boulevard.
"Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio - we need a strong fleet of clubs that are fit for the future", he wrote to employees.
Sam's Club said through Twitter that the pharmacies located in the Sam's Club locations that are closing would remain open for a minimum of two weeks, while it works with transferring prescriptions and contacting clients.
The Sam's Club location at 12919 San Pedro Ave.in San Antonio. Up to a dozen stores will be retrofitted into e-commerce fulfillment centers.
"Right now that's what the customer wants", she said.