Etsy Customer Service Building in Hudson Valley, NY?
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I read in this blog - gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com/2011/01/ear-to-ground.html - that Etsy is building a customer service office up here in the Hudson Valley. (For those unfamiliar with NY geography, we're about an hour and a half, give or take, north of Manhattan.)
If this is true, is this going to be some sort of a phone bank? A centralized customer service office? The Hudson Valley is starving for jobs; I do hope you hire local workers rather than relocating present employees. :-)
Posted at 1:10 pm Jan 17, 2011 EST
Here's some more on the news, from a local perspective:
Hudson, by the way, is very easy to reach from New York City. There's an Amtrak stop within a couple blocks of the main street, Warren. It's kind of like we have our own NYC subway station... And Hudson's also a little under two hours drive via either the (beautiful) Taconic Parkway or (less-appealing) I-87.
Posted at 8:01 am Jan 18, 2011 EST
175 People in NYC
and building a CUSTOMER SERVICE BUILDING
in a remote location
to hold 50 people.
And they don't have the man power, time or money it appears
to repair the search engines so Buyer can find stuff to buy
They're going to need it
I would guess.
Posted at 8:41 am Jan 18, 2011 EST
This is really exciting on many levels. Those of you that know the recent history of Hudson and the ongoing debates about whether future growth should include heavy industry (i.e. cement plants), this will illustrate another possible route. I don't believe that any residents really want a cement plant--they want jobs. This is a win-win situation for Hudson: economic growth with an environmental compromise!
Posted at 8:47 am Jan 18, 2011 EST