Deere and Company is announcing more layoffs in Iowa. Employees at the John Deere Ottumwa Works were informed of the layoffs on Tuesday. The company says 40 workers will be laid off indefinitely on April 20th.
The Ottumwa plant, which manufactures hay and forage equipment, has nearly 1,000 workers. Production workers with the least experience will be cut. The company blames "reduced market conditions for the factory’s products."
Last month, Deere announced 325 layoffs in the construction and forestry division, which includes plants in Davenport and Dubuque.