As employers regain confidence, they plan to lift freezes on salaries, benefits and 401(k) matches, according to a series of reports.

Most notably, a full 64% of employers plan to restore 401(k) matches over the next 18 months, according to a survey of human resources executives at 175 companies by Watson Wyatt. Five percent plan to restore the matches in the next six months, 43% in the next 12 months and 16% in the next 18 months.

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