Extra layoffs hit John Deere, this time at Dubuque plant

Following a December announcement of 57 layoffs at its Davenport, Iowa, plant, John Deere says it can minimize one other 105 staff at its Dubuque Works plant in Dubuque, Iowa.

In response to a report from the Quad Metropolis Instances, Deere has notified the employees of an “indefinite layoff.” The layoffs will take impact April 6.

Deere director of worldwide public relations Ken Golden instructed the newspaper that the cuts are in response to decreased buyer demand for merchandise on the Dubuque manufacturing facility. Deere primarily manufactures earthmoving tools at this facility, together with dozers, crawler loaders, skid steers and extra.

In its fiscal 2019 earnings report, Deere stated it anticipated 2020 development tools gross sales to drop by 10 to 15 %. This was regardless of the report yr the corporate stated it had for gross sales and working revenue in its development and forestry enterprise.

Deere will announce its first quarter 2020 earnings later this month.

Each current rounds of layoffs comply with others that had been introduced in September for each the Davenport Works and John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois. At the moment, Deere laid off 113 staff on the Davenport Works and 50 staff on the Harvester Works.