Milwaukee area Walmart closures will cost 487 jobs

Employees at all four locations will lose their jobs by April 15

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Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:04 pm

Walmart’s decision to close four stores in the metro Milwaukee area will result in 487 job losses, including 272 in Milwaukee’s central city.

Filings with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development show Walmart employees at all four locations will lose their jobs as of April 15, 2016.

As part of its world-wide restructuring plan, Walmart announced last week it would close a Walmart Supercenter store at Midtown Center, 5825 W. Hope Ave., Milwaukee; and Walmart Neighborhood Market store locations at: N88 W15559 Main St., Menomonee Falls; 3850 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa; and S14 W22605 Coral Drive, Waukesha.

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According to state filings, 61 Walmart employees will lose their jobs in Waukesha; 76 will lose their jobs in Menomonee Falls and 78 will lose their jobs in Wauwatosa.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based company plans to close 269 stores globally and 154 locations in the United states, including the company’s 102 smallest format stores, Walmart Express, which had been in pilot stage since 2011.

Walmart instead is going to focus on strengthening its Supercenters, optimizing Neighborhood Markets and growing the e-commerce business by expanding pick-up service for its customers, according to the release.

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