John Deere announced an indefinite layoff of 200 production employees at the East Moline Harvester Works, reports WQAD8. The layoff is effective Oct. 16. 

According to the news report: 

"Although John Deere has hired hundreds of employees in the Quad Cities in recent years, the company has consistently stated that each Deere factory balances the size of its production workforce with the needs of the individual factory to optimize the workforce at each facility," Jen Hartmann, director of public relations, said in an email to News 8. 

You can find the full report here. 

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