MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Company today 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 market demand for products manufactured at each of its factories. In previous announcements, Deere said it expects sales of agricultural equipment to decrease for the 2016 fiscal year.