Toyota has offered early retirement incentives to about 2,000 of its U.S. employees, but none of the workers at Toyota's engine and transmission plant qualify, spokeswoman Sandy Maynard said.
"I think you have to have 22 years with the company to qualify," Maynard said.
None of the 1,200 employees at Buffalo have more than about 16 years of service with the automaker, she said.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Toyota workers who take early retirement "could get a lump-sum payment equal to two weeks of pay for every year of service, up to a maximum of 25 years, plus eight weeks additional pay. In return, the workers would agree to leave on a schedule instead of leaving all at once."
Most of the employees who qualify work at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., assembly plant, which has 6,000 to 7,000 workers, the Journal said.
Over the years some people have suggested a skyway be built between the Marriott and the Charleston Town Center so pedestrians could avoid dodging Lee Street East traffic.
Tom Gilkeson, Forest City Enterprises' vice president of retail operations, said the company is not planning to do that project.
"If we could have our wishes and could fulfill them, I could see doing that," he said. "But it takes a lot of effort and expense and it's not on our radar."
Forest City owns half of the mall and manages it. Last year it sold the Marriott for $25.5 million to Inland American Lodging Advisor.