Tesla's plant in Gruenheide near Berlin is now producing in three shifts as the EV maker pushes ahead with the ramp-up of its European production.
The introduction of the third shift had been in preparation since December and has now been introduced, Berlin television channel rbb reported.
The skilled workers for a third shift have been found, Jochem Freyer, the boss of the local state employment agency, told rbb. Only individual skilled workers are currently being sought.
Freyer expects Tesla to introduce a fourth shift at weekends.
The plant currently employs around 10,000 people and builds about 5,000 vehicles a week. This corresponds to an annual capacity of 250,000 cars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's target for annual production of 500,000 vehicles. As soon as this is achieved, the automaker plans to expand the factory. Long term, the goal is for production of one million cars a year.
The plans for this will be made public on Thursday to consider objections, according to the Märkischer Oderzeitung newspaper.
Tesla reported record global deliveries of 422,875 vehicles in the first three months, after cutting prices by as much as 20 percent in January.