Deere Lays Off 34 Employees in Moline

John Deere is laying off 34 production employees at its Moline Cylinder Works factory at the end of the month.

A company spokesperson confirmed that the employees were informed on Friday, May 3, that they would be placed on an indefinite layoff effective May 31. 

John Deere Cylinder Works currently has around 280 employees, with about 190 of them working in production and maintenance jobs.

In October, the company laid off over 200 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. There have also been company layoffs recently at Iowa factories in Ankeny and Waterloo.