The impact of the Wadesboro Walmart shutdown- Workforce Forfeiture Story

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The year more downs and fewer ups! We know how tough for any employee it can be to lose its job during an epidemic. Beforehand the epidemic, the known and leading store was Walmart. It was one doubt the most widespread stores in Wadesboro and was full of persons. But after the coronavirus hit us all hard! Many of the employees lost their jobs and still surveying badly! Here’s the statement of one workforce from Walmart. 

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The former worker said that, when get to know that about Walmart announced its closure, it was a surprise – and for this community – a painful loss. “We felt we lost a member of our family when they left us, as they did. “The closure of Walmart has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Anson County, especially the elderly,” said Anson County Chief Justice Weaver Thomas.

Walmart’s closure was announced due to the retail giant cited financial reasons and they had to close the brunch sadly. Walmart store left behind a large empty building and sprawling car park, which was once full of cars. Less clear is the real impact of the lockdown in a county that has been fighting poverty during the pandemic. “The closure of Walmart has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Anson County, especially the elderly,” said Reverend Bernice Bennett.

Another workforce said that Walmart’s sudden departure left 200 people without work. Spherion Allen has worked as a chef at Walmart Foods for 13 years. You never saw the shutdown coming. “I was planning to retire there, and now I’m just ditching unemployment because it’s very difficult to find a job right now,” she said. Employees had the opportunity to move to another store – out of town – but not everyone was able to do the work. Allen and her family now escort cars to Walmart in Rockingham to do their shopping.

Furthermore, they said many of them struggling to find jobs and do not want to leave the hometown for new employment. We know it’s super sad to hear all this! Let us know your thoughts on it! Comment below!

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