Quad-City Times: More jobs are being cut from John Deere Davenport Works. According to a notification filed with the state of Iowa, Deere & Co. is laying off 57 workers from the Davenport facility. This comes weeks after at least 100 were laid off at the same facility. That layoff announcement came in early October. This new round of layoffs comes at a time when Deere is operating a voluntary employee buyout program.