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Hiring activity in India falls 15% in April amid rising Covid wave

Data showed that hiring declined by 15% in April compared to March as the Naukri JobSpeak Index fell to 2,072 from 2,436 a month earlier.

Hiring activity in India fell in the month of April amid a rising second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic and clampdowns in many states, according to data from leading job portal Naukri.com.


Data showed that hiring declined by 15% in April compared to March as the Naukri JobSpeak Index fell to 2,072 from 2,436 a month earlier.


“The disruption caused by the second wave of Covid-19 has impacted the hiring activity…However, the current impact on the job market is less severe than what we saw in April 2020 where the Naukri JobSpeak index declined by 51% month-on-month,”

Hiring Trends Across Industries

March 2021 Vis -a- Vis February 2021

  • Retail - 15 %

  • IT Software/ Software Services -11 %

  • Oil and Gas -7 %

  • Accounting/ Taxation / Finance - 6%

  • Telecom / ISP- 5 %

  • Medical/healthcare/ Hospital - 2 %

  • BPO/ITES -1 %

  • FMCG -10 %

Hiring Trends Across Functional Areas

March 2021 vis-a-vis February 2021

With organizations ramping up efforts towards digitization, hiring for tech professionals has gone up by +10% in Mar’21 Vs Feb’21. The demand for professionals in Teaching/ Education (-20%) and Sales/BD (-6%) roles saw a sequential decline. Hiring for ITES/BPO (0%) and Pharma/Biotech (+1%) roles saw a flat trend.

Source; Naukri.com

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