Deere & Co. Announces Job Cuts

00024Deere & Co. is laying off 220 workers due to a sales decline.

The Moline, Illinois,Seeding and Cylinder operation, said Monday that the layoffs, effective Feb. 15, are unlike past seasonal layoffs. The new job cuts have no specific call-back date for workers.

Commodity prices have declined over the past three years, leading to weaker sales of farming machinery. Deere employs about 60,000 people globally, about 29,000 in the United States and Canada. The company expects sales of its equipment to fall 7 percent in fiscal 2016.

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