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Sam's Club Members Can Sign Up for Special BJ's Offer

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    Sam's Club Members Can Sign Up for Special BJ's Offer
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    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a store associate watches as a customer leaves with her purchases at Sam's Club in Jackson, Miss.

    Sam's Club members will be able to sign up for a special membership offer at their local BJ's.

    On Thursday, Sam's Club announced it was closing 63 clubs by Jan. 26, including two Connecticut locations in Manchester and Orange

    The only Connecticut location that remains on the company’s website is located at 3465 Berlin Turnpike in Newington.

    BJ's said members can sign up for a special membership offer at any local store or online. It is not clear when the special offer is. 

    The closings will affected 155 Sam's Club employees in Orange and 151 employees in Manchester.

    BJ's said they have recieved a number of inquires from Sam's Clubs employees and said they are hiring. People interested in applying can go to BJ's careers site or visit their local store.

    A spokesperson for Walmart, which owns Sam’s Club, said customers memberships stay active and the company expects most people will continue to shop at another location. She also said most of the items people regularly shop for will also be available online.

    "A member may always request a refund of their membership at any time. We are making every effort to reach out to all members who regularly shop at a closing club to let them know about their options," a statement from the company says.

    All hourly employees at the two locations will be terminated effective March 16 and all management employees at the two facilities will be terminated on April 13.

    All the employees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at Sam’s Clubs or Walmart facilities, according to the company.

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