The hiring index for Sept at 1755 marks an improvement of 24% in hiring activity, compared to August at 1413, as per Naukri JobSpeak Index. The growth is driven by industries like pharma, FMCG, Education/Teaching, IT etc. However, the hiring activity in Sept declined by 23% versus last year. But the declining trajectory is becoming less steep every subsequent month. YoY growth rate for IT-Hardware, Networking industry turned positive (+26%) versus last year.