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Wal-Mart to Lay Off 650 Workers at Lockbourne Optical Plant

Wal-Mart announced it will cut more than 600 jobs from an optical plant on Columbus's South Side.

Wal-Mart said it will notify 650 workers Friday they will be laid off from an optical lab in Lockborne. The lay offs take effect immediately. The facility processes eye wear orders for Wal-Mart Vision Center stores.

The company said it closed the plant to expand some of its other eye wear facilities in Indiana and Arkansas.

Wal-Mart said laid off employees will get regular pay and benefits for the next sixty days. They'll also be eligible for work at other local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores.

The Lockborne plant will still operate an optical merchandise distribution center at the same location.