Zurich North America provides insights on the future of job creation, growth and emerging industries

Schaumburg, Ill., April, 17 2013--Zurich in North America today released a new infographic to help students, business leaders, and entrepreneurs prepare for the next decade of America’s economic evolution.

Growth Opportunities for the American Worker: Hottest Growth Industries by Decade 1890-2020.”
After becoming one of the first continental European casualty insurers in the United States more than 100 years ago, Zurich has continued to look ahead to identify emerging areas of growth in order to support the American economy and worker.

The graphic, which was created by revisiting 10 prior decades of industrial change, suggests that manufacturing, energy and agriculture industries will once again become hot categories. In addition, changes in technology will transform services and the ways in which people keep themselves healthy.

Download Zurich’s full research report that highlights predictions regarding the next decade’s hottest growth industries: “Growth Opportunities for the American Worker: Hottest Growth Industries by Decade 1890-2020.”

About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zna/aboutzurich/zna-home.htm. 2012 marks Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. Further information about Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America is available at http://www.zurichna.com/100.

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Media contact:
Zurich North America
Jeff Casale
847.413.5439
jeff.casale@zurichna.com