Statement Concerning Club Management Structure"Sams Club is making changes to its club management structure. We have created three new higher level and higher paying assistant manager positions and eliminated five lower level management positions per location. This new format will provide improved service for our members.
Our goal is to find positions for all of the associates impacted by this change. Some were promoted to the new higher paying positions and some impacted by this change have voluntarily accepted severance. Based on our current trend, we anticipate approximately 250 of our more than 100,000 associates will not continue with the company.
This change was communicated to associates on March 6 and we expect the transition to be completed within the next couple of weeks. This is not a cost cutting effort. We expect a slight increase in payroll upon completion of this change." Said Sharon Orlopp, SVP Sams People Division.