Good news on the job front in the Ottumwa area. Deere and Company announced today that the majority of the manufacturing employees who had been laid off at the Deere plant in Ottumwa are being recalled.
Deere is recalling 452 employees, beginning November 30, with all of those employees expected to be back on the job before the company’s annual holiday shutdown which begins December 23. The workers will begin production of the new 2010 models.
However, 78 workers will remain laid off until market conditions improve.
John Deere’s Ottumwa Works manufacturers farm equipment used by hay and livestock producers, things like balers, mowers and forage harvesters.
(Reporting by Mike Buchanan, KBIZ, Ottumwa)