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Wal-Mart store in Las Vegas among 154 U.S. locations closing

Updated Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 | 1:38 p.m.

Retail giant Wal-Mart announced today the closing 154 U.S. stores, including one in the northeast Las Vegas Valley.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter at 4350 N. Nellis Blvd. will close its doors for good at 7 p.m. Sunday, store manager Giovanny Nava said.

Employees at the store, which opened in 2000, were made aware of the closure this morning. “It was a surprise to hear that today, but at least we have two days’ notice,” Nava said.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Delia Garcia says the store's 350 employees will be given opportunities to transfer to other stores. She says those who aren't immediately placed will get 60 days pay and help finding new jobs.

The U.S. closings are part of a worldwide closing of 269 Wal-Mart stores.

The closing stores represent less than 1 percent of Wal-Mart’s total retail footprint, which includes 11,000 stores worldwide.

The announcement comes amid increasing competition from all fronts, including from online rival

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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