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John Deere announces Waterloo layoffs


John Deere says it’s laying off 317 production employees at its Waterloo, Iowa facilities.

In a statement to Brownfield, company officials said the indefinite layoffs are effective April 29th and employees were informed of the decision on Tuesday.

The company says it balances the size of its production workforce with the needs of the individual factory to optimize the workforce at each facility.

John Deere Waterloo Operations currently has nearly 5,500 total employees with about 3,600 of them working in production and maintenance jobs.

John Deere announces Waterloo layoffs