It was good news, bad news for Walmart employees Thursday, as the megastore announced it would be raising wages but also shutting down 63 Sam’s Club locations across the nation. Walmart’s boost in pay will give entry-level employees a raise from $9 an hour to $11, which is a substantial hike as the conversation around minimum wage increases and the Fight for Fifteen movement continues. Sadly, though, the other piece of news could mean thousands of Sam’s Club employees will lose their jobs. The Sam’s Club cuts may include locations in Lumberton and Morrisville, which was missing from the store’s online map Thursday. Both items are big news from the nation’s largest private employer, which, in 2013, employed more than 2 million people. In case you were wondering, that’s more people than live in the entire state of Nebraska. In the words of Beyonce, who run the world? Girls (Walmart).
By: The Point Staff
Rapper Meek Mill to be released from prison
On Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge allowed famous rapper Meek Mill to be released on bail while he works to appeal charges related to the probation violation that led to his 2-4...
Facebook spells out exactly what you can't do on its site
We’re all pretty familiar with that little ‘report’ button on Facebook; if you see something inappropriate for the interwebs (and no, we’re not just ta...
N.C. legislators discuss adding social workers, nurses to schools
In light of all the school violence that has been rampant in the United States, North Carolina legislators and governor Roy Cooper are supporting efforts that would provide ad...