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John Deere plant in Dubuque lays off 65 employees

Jun 07, 2013

DUBUQUE (AP) — A John Deere plant in Dubuque has laid off 65 employees in its manufacturing section.

Waterloo television station KWWL reports the employees at John Deere Dubuque Works were notified Thursday. The layoffs are effective June 24.

John Deere spokesman Ken Golden says despite recent strong earnings, the decision is based on sales and demand in its construction and forestry division. That equipment is manufactured at the Dubuque plant.

Golden says the layoffs were according to seniority. Employees will receive compensation through the union and unemployment benefits.

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