DETROIT/ FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - About 6,000 blue collar General Motors workers have taken the latest round of early retirement and buyout offers.
But according to company officials it is not enough to prevent thousands of layoffs.
The automaker announced in June that it would close 15 factories Employing 22,000 workers by the end of 2012.
GM now has about 54,000 factory workers and wants to end the year with 40,500, a cut of about 13,500.
That means the offers fell about 7,500 short of the company's goal.
Here in Fort Wayne 5-percent of the company's workforce took the buyout.
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