Another nearly 60 jobs will be cut at the John Deere Davenport Works in Iowa, according to published reports.
A total of 57 workers are scheduled to be furloughed on Jan. 6, 2020. In early October, Deere placed more than 100 employees on indefinite leave. On Nov. 27, the company announced that it would offer a voluntary buyout program to certain employee groups.
In an email to the Quad City Times, Ken Golden, director of Deere’s strategic public relations, said, “This action is taken in response to current market conditions,” Golden said in an emailed statement. “Each Deere factory must balance the size of its production workforce with customer demand for products from their individual factory.”