August 1, 2018—Tesla is taking urgent steps to add workers to its vehicle and battery plants, including flying employees in from out of state and putting them up in hotels, and temporarily enlisting employees from unrelated divisions, reported CNBC.
Tesla is working towards producing 5,000 or Model 3 sedans each week, according to the report.
According to CNBC, the shift in employees to work in the factory is straining budgets and other business units.
For example, a call center worker told the news organization that California Tesla owners are facing longer wait times for repairs and other appointments.
Tesla said the company has done this practice in the past and that the moves are "purely voluntary" for employees, reported CNBC.