Deere & Co. announced another round of layoffs Friday. The company notified 100 manufacturing workers in Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa, that their jobs would be cut as of April 1, reports the Des Moines Register.
This latest round of layoffs impacts the company's construction and forestry division, and are attributed to weaker construction equipment sales.
According to the paper,
Deere said the "layoffs reflect the company’s ongoing efforts to balance the size of its manufacturing workforce with market demand for products at individual factories."
Deere has laid off about 1,400 workers in Iowa since last year, citing a weaker farm economy and declining demand for combines, tractors and other large farm equipment. The company also has said declining oil prices have affected its construction equipment sales.
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