Deere's 'adjustments' to send 1410 employees homeStaff writer ▼ | January 23, 2015
Deere & Company announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include indefinite layoffs at five locations that build agricultural equipment as well as an extended inventory adjustment shutdown at another factory.
Fired Deere announces factory workforce adjustments
employees will go on indefinite layoff from facilities in Iowa and Illinois.
The changes will place approximately 910 employees on indefinite layoff from facilities in Iowa and Illinois. Deere said the approximate number of layoffs at each location include 565 total at three locations in Waterloo, Io.; 300 at the Des Moines Works in Ankeny, Io.; and 45 employees at Harvester Works in East Moline, Io..
employees at Seeding and Cylinder facility will go on an extended inventory adjustment shutdown.
The layoffs are effective at different dates for each location. They begin in early February and most are effective in late March. Today's announcement is in addition to workforce adjustments announced in August.
Meanwhile, Deere has added 220 new jobs at construction and forestry factories in Iowa. These two factories - Dubuque Works and Davenport Works – have each added 110 new jobs. Deere said nearly all of these positions have been filled by individuals who had been working for Deere at other locations but were laid off after the company announced workforce reductions at agricultural equipment factories in August. ■