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John Deere announces 600 layoffs at 4 locations

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWWL) - Deere & Company is cutting hundreds of manufacturing jobs.

More than 600 layoffs will be made at four locations: John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, IL; John Deere Seeding and Cylinder, Moline, IL, John Deere Des Moines Works, Ankeny, IA and John Deere Coffeyville, Coffeyville, KS. The company says no other locations are affected.

Deere announced its third quarter earnings on Wednesday and said the company planned to reduce agricultural equipment production in the company's fourth quarter. The company hired several hundred manufacturing employees in recent years to meet a growing demand, but now says layoffs are needed in response to the current market demand for its products.

According to the company, here's the layoffs break down:

Des Moines Works (Ankeny)

· 110 employees will be placed on indefinite layoff with no projected recall date.

· The layoff will begin September 29.

· Des Moines Works currently has approximately 1180 manufacturing employees.

· Des Moines Works will have an extended shutdown from Sept 29 to Oct 31.

Harvester Works (East Moline)

· 425 employees will be placed on indefinite layoff with no projected recall date.

· The layoff will begin October 20.

· Harvester Works currently has approximately 1,730 manufacturing employees.

· Harvester Works will have an extended seasonal shutdown from Sep 29 to Nov 3.

Seeding & Cylinder (Moline)

· 35 employees will be placed on indefinite layoff with no projected recall date.

· The layoff will begin August 25.

· Seeding & Cylinder currently has approximately 710 manufacturing employees.

Coffeyville

· 38 employees will be placed on indefinite layoff with no projected recall date.

· The layoff will begin August 25.

· Coffeyville currently has approximately 185 manufacturing employees.


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