John Deere Harvester Works has announced indefinite layoffs coming in October. Workers reacted to the news Wednesday evening, and provided insight into the events leading up to the layoff and how they learned about it... — read more
Deere to allow farmers to repair: WSJ https://archive.ph/YbUOC
Moline not specifying where. Management said we have no parts but are requiring 10 hour days and overtime for the next few weeks. I can only see this as a layoff impending. Any ideas?
Do you think the strike will change anything?
There seems to be a lot of talk of an imminent strike. Think it's just both sides of the contract negotiations trying to bluff the other side?
I was told yesterday to expect an email on "where you fit in Smart Industrial." Mine was a generic "you're doing the same job," but rumour has it Nov 4 is when the hammer is dropping. Anybody know how many are getting pink slips under the guise of... — read more
Anyone heard if there are any layoffs coming to waterloo works? I was told were building tractors that havent been sold yet.
It is funny how Deere tries to avoid harsh terminology while announcing "broad employee-separation programs that will be completed during the fourth quarter". After "reduction in force" this is such a new level of negative euphemisms. Are they trying... — read more
HR hosted a couple "Resume Workshop" meeting this week. My cynical nature tells me this is because layoffs are coming, and HR wants to look like good guys.
Is laying off 82 people effective August 3rd.
Looks like voluntary seperation has been offered to majority of US employees with involuntary after. Any idea on what employee numbers will be after this?
Not 100% sure but that's what I've heard
Hearing rumors and not sure if this is true.
May 4th effective date.
What's the total employee count for John Deere as of 2019 or 2020?
John Deere Dubuque Works announces 105 layoffs effective in April FEBRUARY 08, 2020 John Deere Dubuque Iowa Works announced Friday that it will be laying off 105 employees. According to the public relations manager, Dan Bernick, the layoffs... — read more
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Dear Management, It was noted when I first got on as a contingent that if applied myself 100% and did outstanding work, I would easily get on. This has not been the case whatsoever. I have received excellent feedback and reviews for my work, and... — read more
Wednesday sent out the "voluntary separation" emails. I suspect the job market currently will result in few people taking that, save for the early retirement people. Is this just the prelude to forced layoffs?
Deere and Company employees at two Quad City locations were let go for good. On Tuesday, October 1, Ken Golden Global Relations Director, Ken laid off 50 employees of Harvester Works and 113 employees of Davenport Works indefinitely. The Harvester... — read more
No media coverage, nobody talks about - it's a shame. So many good people lost. Shame!!!
Anyone heard anything about if there are layoffs coming to waterloo?
If you are about to join please note (based on my personal experience with John Deere - 31 months here): There will be some limited growth opportunities, Layoffs are possible, when things slow down layoffs are likely Management will talk about Safety... — read more
Layoffs are happening today at John Deere. If you are cut, you know that already. Good luck to all, hope things improve.
Deere makes a lot of good equipment but the hoods on the riding lawn mowers are causing reputation lose. There are more broke ones in service than there good ones. This problem could be easily fixed but it appears no one must care about the issue.
Harvester is currently farming out depts... Shipping will be in a building across train tracks but won't be run by deere... 965 will be farmed out soon... Heard more welding depts will be gone... I'm assuming layoffs for harvester in years to come
Supervisor told about a dozen of us today they will announce a major indefinite layoff Oct 3rd, said we could voluntarily take it early or show up until then, but that there is no work and we'd be doing nothing if we came in. Shop stew said he has... — read more
There will only be about 93 wage employees working at seeding group building planters. March 14 is our layoff date. They are indefinitely laying off workers with 12+ years in. It's a terrible place to work now. With CMM cutting job rates, a crappy... — read more
Falling grain prices continue to hurt John Deere. The Moline, Ill.-based Deere and Co. said Friday that it would lay off 910 workers in Iowa and Illinois, in yet another reduction in its American workforce. RELATED CONTENT Deere Lays Off 600 Workers... — read more
This layoff was known by farmers to come. We can not afford to buy new machinery on half an income to what we received just two years ago. Could you city people buy new on half of your income? This has nothing to do with the governor. I am a hog... — read more
Like all modern manufacturing companies they are under pressure to cut costs and turn a profit. The American consumer looks for the cheapest product without regard to the country of origin. Every state has its share. Why do we allow wealth creation... — read more
Seems Mexico - Canada - China - India - and other countries outside of USA get those manufacturing jobs. THANKS TO: The recent 6 different Presidents, ALL OF THE 535 USA Representatives, 100 USA Senators and 50 State Assemblies for TAKING ALL THE... — read more
No company is leaving Illinois and Deere's not shifting the jobs elsewhere. The layoffs are due to very low demand. So yes IL economy sucks and Springfield keeps pouring gas on the fire but this is a result of the national and worldwide economy that... — read more
Capex spending down across the board, we'll probably dip 10% next year, this is just the first job cut, there will be many cuts in 2016. God help us all.
220 indefinite at seeding and cylinder group... Starting mid February
240+ workers to be cut, for five months beginning in July, the first time the company is implementing a voluntary manufacturing leave