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Deere announces indefinite layoffs at Moline facility

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWWL) -

Deere and Company announced today 220 employees will be placed on indefinite layoff at John Deere Seeding and Cylinder in Moline.

The company says the layoffs will be effective Feb. 15, 2016.

According to a Deere and Company release, the layoffs reflect last week’s forecast by Deere that agricultural machinery sales will decrease in fiscal year 2016. Deere said the actions are taken to align the size of the manufacturing workforce at individual factories with market demand for products made at each specific location.

In the past, manufacturing employees at John Deere Seeding and Cylinder have experienced seasonal layoffs in the spring and returned to work in the fall.

Today’s announcement of the indefinite layoff has no specific call-back date.

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