Etsy moving out of Hudson space
Raymond Pignone reports at Columbia-Greene Media that Etsy is closing its operations in Hudson in September, with its 40 employees switching to fully work at home. “That’s why we made the decision to close our physical office, transitioning our Hudson-based employees to our remote work mode. However, we remain deeply committed to the Hudson community. We are ensuring our employees are supported, able to work productively and can still effectively collaborate with colleagues,” said Etsy Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Seymour. Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson was not happy about the decision. “It’s very disappointing and heartbreaking to learn the company will be leaving Hudson,” Johnson said. “We had been planning to partner with them on things like hiring and other issues, so this is a great loss for us.” Employees had worked in the former Cannonball Factory building at 359-361 Columbia St., which had been an art and performance space before Etsy moved there. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.