Sam's Club
Walmart has closed three Sam’s Club stores in Puerto Rico. AP
  • Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam’s Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider on Thursday. Some stores have already closed; others will close within weeks.
  • Employees were not informed of the closings ahead of time.
  • Three of these stores are in Puerto Rico.

Walmart has dealt a massive blow to its Puerto Rican employees after closing three of its Sam’s Club stores without warning.

In total, the retailer will be closing 63 stores across the US.

Employees of its Bayamón and Barceloneta stores turned up to work today to find a sign saying, “This Club will remain closed today,” Caribbean Business reported.

A third store, in Humacao, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, has been closed ever since and will not reopen.

“The Barceloneta, Puerto Rico store closed without notice — over 950 people without jobs,” Eliezer Cabrera, a…