It’s a weird time to be at Etsy — or not allowed to start there.
The Brooklyn-based marketplace for handmade, unique, and artsy goods — once known as one of the best places to work in tech — replaced its CEO and laid off 8 percent of its staff in early May.
Then this week, the company told some of its interns, scheduled to start within the next few weeks, that they wouldn’t have jobs for the summer. Even worse, the company rescinded at least one full-time job offer it made to a Class of 2017 graduate last fall, people with knowledge of the situation said. An Etsy spokesperson confirmed that the company scaled back its internship program but said they didn’t cancel the program entirely. Etsy declined to comment on any full-time offers. Read more…
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