EMPLOYERS® to Hire More Than 50 Professional Positions at Reno Headquarters

RENO, Nev. — March 11, 2009 — EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist, has launched an employee recruitment campaign to hire more than 50 professionals at its Reno headquarters. The company’s national expansion and a recently completed acquisition have created a need for additional staff in several specialized areas: information technology, finance, accounting, human resources, administration and various roles in insurance operations. EMPLOYERS is encouraging qualified professionals to explore current opportunities listed on the careers section of its web site at www.employers.com.

“Our team of talented professionals is our greatest asset and a true competitive advantage in helping drive success at EMPLOYERS,” said John P. Nelson, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer. “EMPLOYERS is a proud Nevada company committed to the Reno community and to providing our employees with a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they can put their creative, forward-thinking ideas to work. EMPLOYERS offers its employees a positive, challenging work environment with state-of-the-art resources and business processes. We are excited about our recent growth and look forward to welcoming new talented professionals to our team.”

With roots stretching back to 1913, EMPLOYERS continues its proud history as a specialty writer of workers’ compensation insurance and has evolved from Nevada’s state insurance fund to a successful, publicly-traded insurance provider. EMPLOYERS remains firmly grounded in meeting the needs of small, main street businesses in each of the 30 states in which it conducts business.

In addition to a competitive salary, eligible employees can participate in a benefits program which includes the following features:

Contact Information

Media Contact: Lauren Meckstroth, The Abbi Agency
(775) 446-4678 or lauren@theabbiagency.com

Company Contact: Mike Paquette
(775) 327-2562 or mpaquette@employers.com

Investor Relations Contact: Adam Prior, The Equity Group, Inc.
(212) 836-9606 or aprior@equityny.com

About Employers Holdings, Inc.

EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc. Employers Holdings, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance and services focused on select, small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The Company operates throughout the United States, with the exception of four states that are served exclusively by their state funds. Insurance is offered through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company. Not all companies do business in all jurisdictions. See employersstage.wpengine.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.