11/26/2010 09:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Holiday Jobs: More Retailers Offer Jobs As Economic Vital Signs Improve

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have taken on temporary jobs this holiday season, as employers gain confidence in the signs of stronger consumer demand. And for some of the workers, the temporary positions are turning into the one thing they want most this Christmas: permanent jobs.

"Retailers are feeling pretty confident right now," said Marshall Cohen, chief retail analyst with the NPD Group. "They've got their swagger going."

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