- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - John Deere has cancelled layoffs for several workers at the company’s Waterloo manufacturing factory.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1wMr8Gu ) that 54 employees will keep their jobs at John Deere Waterloo Works. The announcement comes after the Moline, Illinois-based company announced two rounds of layoffs in the past six months.

Deere spokesman Ken Golden on Friday confirmed the cancellation of the layoffs in Waterloo, saying labor needs have changed since the company’s initial layoff announcement.

In January, Deere announced the layoff of 940 workers at five locations in Iowa and Illinois, citing reduced demand for farming equipment as the reason. Of that number, 556 Deere employees in Waterloo were slated for layoff, in addition to 460 who were indefinitely laid off in October.

The factory in Waterloo manufactures large tractors.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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