Washington, DC — Within the last four days, Walmart has abruptly announced that it is closing three stores in three different cities, leaving hundreds of workers without jobs and hundreds of families without paychecks. In response, Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) released the following statement:
“This callous move by Walmart will leave hundreds of workers without jobs and hundreds of families without paychecks,” said Jess Levin, communications director of MCAW.
“Walmart has said that people are the most important part of their business. However, this recent news proves that, for Walmart, nothing is more important than profits: not workers, not customers, not anyone. These closings, much like the 269 store closings earlier this year, will not only impact Walmart workers, they will affect these entire communities. ”
On Friday, September 30, it was announced that Walmarts in Lamesa, Texas, and Brownfield, Texas, are closing this month. On Monday, October 3, workers in Columbia, Missouri, found out their store is closing this week, on Friday, October 7. In early 2016, Walmart announced that it was closing 154 U.S. stores, which, according to The Washington Post, disproportionately affected lower-income, rural areas.