State: John Deere laying off 220

Deere & Company announced Nov. 30 that it will lay off 220 employees at John Deere Seeding and Cylinder in Moline.

In the past, John Deere Seeding and Cylinder employees have experienced layoffs in the spring only to return to work in the fall. But the company’s recent announcement indicated that this is an indefinite layoff, effective Feb. 15, 2016, with no callback date.

According to Deere’s press release, “the actions [were] taken to align the size of the manufacturing workforce at individual factories with market demand for products made at each specific location.”

The announcement follows July news of 160 manufacturing workers losing their jobs at the same location, and August layoffs of 150 manufacturing workers at the company’s Harvester Works facilities in East Moline.

Illinois Policy

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