AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT WALMART OPTICAL CENTERS

Am I Next? Walmart Optical Centers - Major layoffs.

MARCH 31, 2019 — WALMART QUIETLY CLOSING GROCERY STORES.

Walmart has confirmed that the company is closing at least 11 US stores across the United States.

The stores closures include one Walmart Supercenter in Lafayette, Louisiana, and several smaller Walmart Neighborhood Market stores in Arizona, California, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

The closing date for most of the affected stores is said to be targeted for April 19, 2019.

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Walmart Optical Lab in Fayetteville, North Carolina has announced the layoff of 150 employees. The corporate-speak statement noted, “In response to changing business needs, we are making adjustments at our Walmart Optical Lab in Fayetteville to help ensure we have the right people in the right place at the right time. We are committed to helping the associates impacted by this decision take advantage of new opportunities and are hopeful that we will be able to help many of the associates find other roles at nearby Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs.”

In a similar move Walmart Optical Lab in Crawfordsville, Indiana laid off 108 employees. The corporate-speak statement noted, “In response to changing business needs, we are making adjustments at our Walmart Optical Labs in Crawfordsville to help ensure we have the right people in the right place at the right time,” a Walmart spokesman told RTV6 in an email. “We are committed to helping the associates impacted by this decision take advantage of new opportunities and are hopeful that we will be able to help many of the associates find other roles at Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs.”

Walmart operated three optical centers (Dallas, Texas, Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Fayetteville, North Carolina) which serve all of the Walmart stores with optical centers. Prescription eyeglasses are the only product that Walmart manufactures, start-to-finish, in-house.

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?