Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: January 15, 2016
Sen. Jason Smalley
Sen. Smalley comments on Wal-Mart closings
Smalley, R-Stroud, released the following statement Friday following
the announcement that four Wal-Marts will be closed in his Senate
District 28. The company will be closing a total of 269 stores,
which includes 154 in the U.S. and six in Oklahoma.
“The closing of multiple Wal-Mart stores in Senate District
28 and surrounding districts is extremely disappointing. The loss
of jobs is going to affect numerous families and take away opportunities
for these communities to grow.
“Wal-Mart has prided itself on helping communities, especially
small rural ones, but now they are turning their backs on the very
people that have helped the company become the biggest in the world.
“Wal-Mart has asked for support from Oklahoma communities
when they needed it but now when our state is in the midst of economic
difficulties, the company is abandoning those same communities.”
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