Employers are feeling confident about their financial futures and that means more new hires, fewer layoffs, and an increase in retirement benefits and reinstatements of certain benefits, according to the 12th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey released on Tuesday.

The survey conducted with 743 U.S. employers by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that retirement benefits and educational tools were more common among large employers, with 500 or more employees, than small employers, with less than 500 employees.

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