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BALT. CO. EXEC: Walmart rejected offer to help laid-off Sam's Club workers

BALT. CO. EXEC: Walmart rejected offer to help laid-off Sam's Club workers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WBFF) - After 169 Owings Mills Sam's Club employees suddenly lost their jobs, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz blasted the Walmart corporation for turning its back on "hardworking people."

"Time matters when your employer just snatched away your paycheck. Walmart rejected our offer to help laid off workers find new jobs," said Kamenetz in a statement Friday. "This is outrageous."

Baltimore County's offer of free job placement services to the Owings Mills employees was rejected, explained Kamenetz.

After the county's rapid-response team reached out to Walmart, it was told the professional job counselors could not talk to Sam's Club employees.

"Walmart did not just shut the door on a store, they shut the door on 169 men and women and their families. These are hardworking people, suddenly without a job, hoping they will be able to pay the rent, buy food, and afford heat this winter," said Kamenetz.

Kamenetz said in an open letter to those employees: "Our goal is to help you quickly get back on your feet and back to work."

The county's job centers are open at:

Randallstown

3637 Offutt Road Randallstown, MD 21133 Phone: 410-887-8912

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Opens at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of the month

Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily

Hunt Valley

11101 McCormick Road, Suite 102 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Phone: 410-887-7940

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Opens at 11 a.m. the second Monday of the month

Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily

Eastpoint

7930 Eastern Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21224 Phone: 410-288-9050

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closes at noon the third Friday of the month

Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily


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