A deal between local governments in Ohio, Ford, and UAW Local 2000 will mean that 900 jobs will be saved from layoff. The plan calls for production workers to rotate shifts of two weeks on and two weeks off while receiving unemployment benefits and supplemental unemployment benefits from the company. The plant employs 1,605 workers, 1,408 of which are protected under the rotating work schedule deal. The other 197 have the option of transferring to another location or to take an early retirement package which is still being calculated by the company. The plan ensures that the seniority of the current employees will continue to grow and that health insurance benefits will be extended through the two-week layoffs. Originally, 900 of the employees were slated to be laid-off indefinitely which could have been devastating for the local communities and economies.