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Aug 9, 2017 10:53 AM

Sam's Club Manchester set to close in 9 days; 130 employees' jobs at risk

MANCHESTER — The jobs of 130 Sam's Club employees are at risk after the company announced it will close a local store.

Effective Aug. 18, Sam's Club on John Devine Drive in Manchester will close its doors for good.

The corporate office released a statement to NH1 News:

"After a careful and thoughtful review process, we’ve made the difficult but important decision to close our Manchester, New Hampshire, Sam’s Club location effective Aug. 18, 2017. We continually review our company portfolio to make sure we are best positioned to achieve our long-term strategy. We are grateful to our members and the community who have given us the privilege of serving them."

The roughly 130 current employees will receive 60 days paid notice and severance pay with benefits will be given to eligible associates.

"We will work diligently to assist in helping find employment opportunities at other Sam’s Club locations or Walmart stores, or elsewhere in the community," a representative with corporate communications said.

Although the Manchester store will be closed as of 6 p.m. Aug. 18, pharmacy customers will still be able to pick up their prescriptions through Aug. 25. Pharmacy staff will help customers transfer their prescriptions to another location.

The store plans on selling the merchandise until the closing date and then will transfer anything remaining to other clubs in the area.

There are still Sam's Club locations in Concord, Hudson and Seabrook.

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