One of Iowa’s largest manufacturing employers is making more job cuts. Officials with John Deere say 160 workers at the Des Moines Works will be put on indefinite layoff as of April 27th.
Deere blames reduced market demand for the factory’s products, which include: planting, spraying and cotton harvesting equipment.
The Quad Cities-based Deere announced last week 40 workers were being laid off at the Ottumwa plant, which makes hay and forage equipment. Last month, 325 Deere workers were laid off in the construction and forestry division, which includes plants in Davenport and Dubuque.