JOB CUTS: DuPont Pioneer Plans Layoffs


DuPont Pioneer is closing a southeastern Iowa facility impacting dozens of jobs in an effort to “further align talent and technology with highest potential initiatives.”

Company spokesperson Jane Slusark says there will be a slight level of employee reductions. She said the cuts are company-wide and not limited to Iowa locations.

Channel 13 has learned that 56-employees are being laid off because their facility on North Harvey Road in Mount Pleasant is permanently closing.

They will remain on the payroll until mid-July.

According to Slusark, the company’s sales doubled from 2008-2013 and the recent actions will “further position the business for growth.”

In 2012 the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved more than $4 million in tax cuts for Pioneer to expand its Johnston site. The project was slated to create 100 new jobs and cost $50 million.


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