Linden Sam’s Club Among Abrupt Store Closings

Union County officials announce services available to all those laid off after Sam’s Club in Linden abruptly closed its doors.

The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s ‪Sam’s Club‬ Store closings.

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed, laying off approximately 200 full-time and part-time employees.

“We offer our sympathies to our residents who were laid off by this abrupt and unexpected closing,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Christopher Hudak, a resident of Linden, in a joint statement. “We would like these former employees to know that the County stands prepared to assist with employment services through our various agencies immediately, and we urge all to take advantage of them.”

County officials have notified the following agencies of the closing and are ready to assist.

Union County Workforce Innovation Business Center

Employment and skills training center, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, in conjunction with a number of partners.
Union County College
Kellogg Building, 5th Floor
‪40 West Jersey Street in Elizabeth‬
908- 965-2992

Union County One-Stop Career Centers
The American Job Center Operator manages the Union County American Job Centers, including the management and coordination of all workforce services with Union County workforce partners and the Freeholder Board, as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Services include career counseling, training, and career advancement for residents and employers.

Elizabeth
‪921 Elizabeth Avenue‬
‪Elizabeth, NJ 07201‬
‪908-558-8000‬
Plainfield
‪200 West Second Street‬
‪Plainfield, NJ 07060‬
‪908-757-9090‬

Weekly Updated Local Job Opportunities

Through the partnership between the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County College, Job Connection provides area job listings available by clicking on the link below:

http://ucnj.org/wdb/job-fairs-and-opportunities/

The Sam’s Club in Linden is reportedly among 63 stores across the U.S. that abruptly closed its doors Thursday.
According to reports, some employees learned of the closures when they arrived at the store to find the doors locked with a notice announcing the closure.