Walmart is Closing 2 Stores in Metro Atlanta: What We Know
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Walmart is Closing 2 Stores in Metro Atlanta: What We Know


🔔 The Gist: Walmart is set to close two of its stores in the Atlanta metro area next month, affecting close to 400 employees.

📋 The Details: On Thursday, Walmart announced that it will permanently shut down its supercenter on Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody and the Neighborhood Market on Roswell Road in Marietta. These closures are scheduled for July 12.

📊 By The Numbers:

  • Nearly 400 employees will be affected by the closures.
  • Employees will be paid through September 20.
  • Pharmacy staff will assist customers with transferring prescriptions to other locations.

🌐 The Big Picture: These closures follow Walmart’s recent announcement to shutter all 51 of its health centers nationwide, 17 of which are in Georgia. The retail giant is also cutting hundreds of corporate jobs and asking some employees in smaller offices, including those in Atlanta, to relocate. Walmart employs approximately 1.6 million people across the United States.

🏠 Why It Matters: The closure of these two stores not only impacts the nearly 400 employees but also affects local customers who rely on these locations for their shopping needs. Walmart plans to support these customers through its other area locations, online services, and home delivery options.

🚀 What’s Next?: Employees affected by the store closures are being given the option to transfer to other Walmart locations. Those who choose not to transfer will receive severance pay. Additionally, Walmart is ensuring that pharmacy customers can seamlessly transition their prescriptions to nearby stores.

🗣️ Your Take: How do you think the closure of these Walmart stores will impact your community? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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