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The lockdown applicable to prevent coronavirus epidemic infections has led to a decline of more than 60% in hiring activity in the month of May. According to the Naukri JobSpeak index, this is the second consecutive month in which the hiring activity has registered a decline of more than 60%. In the month of May, the vacancy declined by more than 60%, and only 910 job postings took place. While there were 2,346 job postings in the same month last year. Naukri JobSpeak is a monthly index that calculates hiring activities based on job listings at Naukri dot com. The report pointed out that in the month of May, hiring activities have decreased the most in industries such as hotels, restaurants, travel, airlines (91%), retail (87%), autos, ancillary (76%), and BFSI (70%).

According to the report, the hiring activities in cities have declined by more than 50%. Talking about metros, there has been a decline of 68% in Kolkata, 67% in Delhi, and 67% in Mumbai. In Kolkata, the highest auto and ancillary in the reclamation activities have declined by 98% and the hospitality sector by 94%.

The hiring activity in Delhi NCR has declined by 94% in the hospitality sector and 81% in the accounting industry. According to the report, a negative growth of double-digit has been recorded in the recruitment activities at all experience levels.

If we talk about Mumbai, the hiring activities have fallen to 93% in the hospitality sector and 80% in the auto sector in the month of May. The recruitment activities in all experience levels have fallen by an average of 64%.

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