This is what happens when you want 15 bucks for a simple job.
This is also what happens when Walmart's owners are nothing but selfish assholes.
The owners deserve the profit loss. I despise Walmart, and never go there. My father hates it more, as he is a business owner, and hates big companies such as Walmart that mistreat their clients.
The workers don't deserve this though. Already hard enough dealing with the idiots who shop there
There's nothing simple about retail, really. Some of the jobs in a retail store are simple. Most are not. Also, didn't Walmart just make a fuss about raising their employees wages to $10 some time in 2016? So I doubt these stores are closing because people "want" $15. I'm sure everyone making less than $15 an hour wants $15 an hour.
This probably has more to do with there being way too many Walmart stores, and these smaller non-SuperCenter stores just not making enough profit. Once these new raises take effect it probably makes the profit margin of already struggling stores non-existent.
I mean, in my area I can off the top of my head of 6 SuperCenter stores and 2 "market" stores or whatever the smaller stores are called, all within very easy driving distance.