Xerox Corp. offered about 800 union workers voluntary layoff packages at the company's manufacturing hub in suburban Rochester.
The workers have until March 28 to take the early retirement packages. If they do, their last day of work at Xerox would be May 11. The final number of jobs cut in suburban Webster could be fewer than 800, said Gary Bonadonna, the director of the Joint Regional Board of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, Xerox's largest union.
Xerox has pledged to cut $1 billion in costs, much of it through layoffs and the selling or outsourcing some manufacturing sites.