Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore casino resort project of Las Vegas Sands, has hired its first 1,000 employees. The new employees—dealers, inspectors and pit supervisors—are the first of the anticipated 4,500 casino personnel. A total workforce of 9,000 is expected when the resort is completed. To accomplish the hiring, Marina Bay Sands made use of the Employment and Employability Institute—e2i—which is an initiative of National Trades Union Congress, Singapore Workforce Development Agency and Singapore Labor Foundation. The resort is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2010. Besides the casino, it will feature three hotel towers, restaurants, convention and meeting facilities, a museum, retail shopping and a large rooftop park spanning the three towers, equipped with swimming pools and other amenities.