Hiring declined by 15% in April, as Naukri Jobspeak Index fell to 2,072 from 2,436 a month earlier, amid a rising second wave of the pandemic. The numbers are still better than April 2020 that saw a 51% drop. This can be due to the lack of a strict nationwide lockdown and the economy remaining open. Insurance (-5%), pharma (-9%), healthcare (-10%) has had a less impact on hiring. While IT (-12%), FMCG (-15%), telecom (-15%) declined in line with the overall trend.