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“This is about the evolution of retail,” said Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute.“The rise of e-commerce is leading to higher wages.” Large employers also have been under pressure to boost benefits for workers because unemployment rates are at historic lows, allowing job seekers to be pickier.Online retailers typically pay warehouse employees who pack and ship orders more than store jobs pay.Job postings at an Amazon warehouse in Ohio, for example, offer a starting pay of .50 an hour.Lauren Fitz, 22, said she was at her other job as a church secretary when a colleague texted to say that the Sam's Club where they both worked in Loveland, Ohio, had closed.Fitz had been pleased earlier to read the news that Walmart was boosting starting salaries and offering bonuses.But low unemployment has meant that retailers have had trouble attracting and keeping talented workers, experts said.Walmart employees previously started at an hour, with a bump up to after completing a training program.
“They raised the minimum wage because they have to,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said.
“The labor market is tight and getting tighter.” Many small and independent retailers struggle to find workers even when they try to pay well and offer benefits.
Laurie Rose, owners of Olde Naples Chocolate usually has six workers during the winter months, the busy season in the resort city of Naples, Florida. The store pays an hour and offers a 401(k) account after a staffer has worked for a year, but Rose realizes that may not be enough for many potential workers.
A company official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the decision publicly said about 10 are being repurposed into e-commerce distribution centers.
He said it was too early to say how many people would lose their jobs since some will be placed at other Walmart locations or be rehired to the e-commerce sites.NEW YORK -- Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs - on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U. Up to 12 are being converted into distribution centers to handle online orders, the company said late Thursday. The world's largest private employer said it was closing 63 of its 660 Sam's Clubs over the next few weeks, with some shut already.Salaried employees, who already had 10 weeks paid maternity leave, will receive more paid parental leave.