KWWL — Deere & Company announced on June 25th a voluntary separation program. This is offered to Deere & Company's U.S. salaried employees. Deere reports that the last voluntary separation program offer was late 2019.
It is reported that some employees working precision technologies, tech and IT programs don't qualify, along with other limited exception. Employees who received the offer can accept it from July 1st - July 31st.
Deere is carrying out this voluntary separation program to create a leaner, more focused organization that is more ready and skilled for the future. Deere will not comment on the number of employees that were offered the program or if there is a goal of how many will participate.
The voluntary separation program for U.S. salaried employees is not related to reductions in the Deere workforce. Deere reports that each John Deere factory continually evens out the size of its production workforce with the necessities of the individual factory. Here is what was reported yesterday:
- 35 John Deere Waterloo Foundry employees placed on indefinite layoff effective August 3rd, 2020.
- 82 John Deere Davenport Works employees placed on indefinite layoff effective August 3rd, 2020.
- 18 John Deere Coffeyville Works (Coffeyville, Kansas) employees placed on indefinite layoff effective July 13, 2020