- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa has received a roughly $3 million federal grant to help up to 650 employees laid off by Deere & Co.

The Iowa Workforce Development agency made the announcement Thursday. The agency said it will open a transition center at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo to help workers retrain and receive career services.

The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1DS8ujO ) reports 1,300 workers have been laid off from the company since last year.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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