John Deere To Layoff 600 More Employees

Equipment manufacturer John Deere has announced it will lay off 600 employees in three U.S. manufacturing plants as it shifts production to a new plant in Mexico.

The layoffs include 310 workers in two Iowa facilities and another 280 in Illinois. The employees manufacture farm, construction, and forestry equipment.

The new round of layoffs come after more than 100 workers took early retirement at the company’s Ottumwa, Iowa plant and about 150 employees were laid off in Ankeny. In late March, the company also laid off 308 workers in Waterloo.

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