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No matter who you are — what race, what religion, what gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation — you are welcomed at John Deere. Here, we know the value of bringing together diverse ideas. We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding. And we work to include individuals and companies that fit with that culture. It's a culture that reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.


Of course, saying it doesn't make it so. But John Deere lives it through leadership and example.


Join our representatives in 2016 at the following conferences: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) conferences. We will be recruiting across multiple disciplines.


Check out our current opportunities below.


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"All the people I've met and had the pleasure of working with are extremely passionate about working at Deere, the products we make, and serving worldwide needs."
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Employee #1Rosalind Fox

"Everything that I do every day will help millions of people around the world."
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Conference Details

Join us for the following conferences and preregister with us for your event at www.recpass.com/John-Deere:


National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) 
October 11 – 15, 2016
New Orleans, LA


Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
October 27 – 29, 2016
Philadelphia, PA


Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
October 26 – 30, 2016
New York, NY


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 
November 2 – 6, 2016
Seattle, WA

Diversity in everything we do ...

Employee Resource Groups

We all have something to say. Something to contribute. Ideas to help each other, our communities, our customers, and John Deere. That's why John Deere supports Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Located around the world, these groups bring together people with shared interests, addressing three key factors – business, career, and community.


Diverse Professional Organizations

At John Deere, we are committed to those linked to the land – those who are working to feed, clothe and shelter the world's dramatically increasing population.

Our diverse workforce designs easy-to-use products that help customers do their life's work more profitably and more productively. We maximize our hiring potential through numerous recruiting events, develop our current employees through extensive leadership and development opportunities, and retain talent through a variety of employee engagement opportunities.

In our ongoing efforts to attract, develop, and retain employees, we maintain business relationships with a number of diverse professional organizations.

Click here to view a list of the diverse professional organizations with which we have established relationships.


Supporting education, especially minority opportunities in education, is a focus at John Deere.

For example, we contribute to the Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment (SECME). Developed for K-12 students, this national program encourages young people who are interested in science. We also support minority education and diversity initiatives at a number of colleges and universities.

So our support is broad. We help bring high-quality students to the program. We help teachers develop and deliver engaging lesson plans that support inquiry-based learning. We help show how parents can inspire their students. And we help create strong business networks that can assist STEM programs. Our support is monetary as well as our time and expertise. John Deere Inspire is a global initiative at John Deere designed to inspire the next generations of innovators today.

Suppliers and dealers

Supplier Diversity

Diversity at John Deere is not just about our employees. We work to maintain a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our markets worldwide. Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers. Why is this important? A diverse group of suppliers brings a broader perspective to our business. A broader range of ideas and innovations, too. All this leads to better business for us … and our suppliers. 

Learn more about how we select our suppliers

Dealer Diversity

John Deere dealers are independently owned businesses. Yet, they are John Deere's face to our customers. They must understand and respond to their local customers needs. This is why we take great strides in recruiting high-caliber individuals with diverse backgrounds to take on the John Deere brand. In fact, in the United States, John Deere dealerships are owned and operated by people of African-American, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic decent. A significant number of dealerships are owned by women.

Are you interested in owning a John Deere dealership?

In the News

"John Deere counts on new ideas to continue to thrive in a global business, and works hard to recruit and retain the brightest talent from around the world to make that happen," said Deere & Company Chairman and CEO Sam Allen. http://adtrk.tw/6O4zZ

John Deere was honored by United Way Worldwide as one of two companies recognized for their strategies to engage employees in volunteering and donating to United Way-related initiatives. http://adtrk.tw/6O5Et

Savoy Magazine honors John Deere's Ron Edwards, "2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers in Corporate America." http://adtrk.tw/6O561

Deere & Company was one of 50 winners of the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award by Junior Achievement USA. This year's award recognizes Deere employees for volunteering more than 5,000 hours to their local Junior Achievement programs during the 2013-14 school year. http://adtrk.tw/6O5AX


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