The mayor’s office announced Thursday that Etsy, a global manufacturing, marketing, and shipping company, is shutting its Hudson facility.
In September, the facility is anticipated to permanently close its doors, Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson announced on Thursday.
An Etsy representative confirmed in an email on Thursday that the Hudson location served as the base-office for about 40 total workers. Since the majority of these workers already did most of their work from home, they will simply switch over to a totally remote work style. By September 2022, the Hudson office will be shut down.
“The way we work and the way we use our offices have fundamentally shifted since our pre-pandemic days. Our hybrid work modes were developed to encourage flexibility, autonomy and impact, enable us to attract and retain world-class talent, and continue to place emphasis on nurturing our diverse and inclusive culture.”Kim Seymour, Etsy Chief Human Resources Officer
According to Seymour, the Hudson facility saw very little use and several of its staff members expressed a desire to continue working remotely.
F. Michael Tucker, President and CEO of Columbia Economic Development Corporation, was shocked to learn about Etsy’s closure in Hudson. According to him, Etsy is a good corporate neighbour and has significantly boosted the local economy by creating jobs.
Etsy creates and sells handcrafted summer apparel and accessories, jewellery, shoes, home and living items, wedding and party supplies, toys and entertainment accessories, art and collectibles, and craft materials.
According to the business’ website, Rob Kalin, Chris Maguire, and Haim Schoppik launched Etsy on June 18, 2005, in Brooklyn. The corporate offices of the business are located in Brooklyn.
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