Deere announces layoffs at East Moline factory

Layoffs due to expected decrease in sales of agricultural equipment in 2016 fiscal year.

Deere & Co. announced July 22 that it has informed approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., that they will be placed on indefinite layoff, effective Sept. 6.

The factory's workforce currently includes approximately 1,050 production employees.

Deere said the company continues to adjust the size of its production workforce to match market demand for products manufactured at each of its factories.

In previous announce

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