Most of the manufacturing employees laid off at the John Deere Ottumwa Works this past June are being recalled, according to the company.
A total of 452 employees will start back to work the end of November, a month before the company's annual holiday shutdown that begins Dec. 23.
Employees will begin production of 2010 models. Seventy-eight employees will be out of work until market conditions improve, Deere officials say.
The majority of the manufacturing workforce at Ottumwa was laid off “to align factory production with market demand,” according to the company. Ottumwa Works employs about 260 salaried employees and 720 wage employees, including those who remain on layoff.
It manufactures balers, mower conditioners, windrowers and pull-type forage harvesters.