Ford Says 27,000 Workers Have Left Company

Ford Motor said Thursday about 27,000 union workers who accepted buyouts from the automaker have left the company so far.

Ford , which last year offered United Auto Workers union employees buyout offers as part of its restructuring, has said 37,000 workers have accepted buyouts.

Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans also said the automaker has about 700 workers in its 'jobs bank' -- a program that guarantees nearly full wages and benefits when the automaker eliminates work or closes factories.