Fulltime and permanent hiring is projected to be the most robust since 2006 in the fourth quarter, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. It reports that 34 percent of U.S. employers plan to hire fulltime staff and nearly the same percentage, 33 percent, plan on hiring seasonal staff.

This is good news coming on the heels of a disappointing fall jobs report in which fewer than expected new positions were created.

The hiring this year will outpace last year by a “healthy margin,” CareerBuilder notes, a factor which should also affect the holiday sales season, since more people will have cash to shop. Since many holiday sales are of digital devices, that affects the technology ecosystem directly. More than half (53 percent) of retailers plan to hire seasonal workers in Q4, up from 43 percent last year.

“Our study is reflecting a durability in the U.S. economy and labor market,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equatiom in a statement.

“Employer confidence is widespread and the strongest we’ve seen since 2006. Hiring will continue on an upward trajectory for both permanent and seasonal positions, with pay expected to improve over last year as companies keep pace with minimum wage hikes and compete more aggressively for elusive talent.”

The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from August 12 to September 2, 2015, and included a representative sample of 2,326 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.

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