Restructuring at John Deere not expected to hurt local jobs

Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:37 AM
Last updated 10:53 AM
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A May 1 corporate restructuring of John Deere and Co. that was announced this week is not expected to eliminate any jobs at the equipment company’s Grovetown facilities, a company spokesman said today.

The company is combining its agricultural division with its commercial and consumer equipment division, with about 200 overlapping corporate salaried positions expected to be eliminated through voluntary buyouts, said Ken Golden, the director of strategic public relations for Deere.

“We’ve not defined where any of the jobs are located that would be impacted, because the two divisions have to get together and now become one,” Mr. Golden said. “But we do not anticipate this impacting the manufacturing locations.”

The two Deere plants in Grovetown employee more than 300 workers to produce small tractors.

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justus4 04/16/09 - 01:27 pm
This decision will effect the

This decision will effect the Grovetown plant and how they do business and this article will be proven false. Front office personnel will be reduced, while more temporary workers will be used for labor and to increase profits. And of the reported 300 workers, how many are Temps? And of those numbers, how many are minorities? "We" already know the answer to both questions. It's time others learned the truth.

AJ1 04/16/09 - 02:40 pm
Hey Justus... I've been

Hey Justus... I've been reading your replies for a long time and I have to ask... are you usually so miserable? Or is today one of your good days? We are fortunate we have you to remind us that we need to revert to the successful societies that exist in Cuba, Venezuela, Pakistan, etc. "We" think you should find the first plane out.

disssman 04/16/09 - 06:48 pm
Assuming these are management

Assuming these are management positions I will only say what managers were saying about hourly workers about 10 years ago. If you really want to work, McDonalds is still hiring.

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