“I started out on the line just a year ago as an hourly worker, same as everybody else,” recalls Kris Esposito, the newly-minted Production Manager of the Bus Chassis Section of China’s new BYD electric bus factory in Lancaster. “But BYD rewards you for hard work and taking initiative. The opportunities for advancement here are excellent,” he told Xinhua in an interview this week. Esposito, a young 30-something father of two had heard that a Chinese electric vehicle company, BYD, was opening a factory in California to manufacture electric buses and was hiring hundreds of people in the Lancaster area. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Thursday, Lancaster’s Mayor R. Rex Parris, revealed, “We were facing the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. But since BYD chose to build their plant in Lancaster, we have 100 percent […]