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John Deere lays off 325 workers

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (KWWL) - Deere & Company said Friday that 325 employees of the construction and forestry division will be placed on indefinite layoff later this month at two factories due to depressed market conditions. The layoffs are in addition to previously announced reductions in those factories.

The company said the layoffs announced Friday are effective March 30th and include 220 employees at Dubuque Works and 105 employees at Davenport Works.

Deere said layoffs are based on seniority and that employees were told of the plans in meetings Friday at both locations. In February, Deere reported that sales of construction and forestry equipment had deteriorated more than expected.

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