Join our team and find a lifelong career.
Be part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and other disabilities. We offer a generous benefits package along, with many perks like a car repair program and education grants. At Hammer & NER this is not just a job, it is rewarding and life-changing work. We are hiring for positions in the west and east metro areas. Please submit your application online and someone will be in touch with you soon.
Before you explore more, take a few minutes read about the history of Hammer & NER!
Top Workplace Award
For 13 years in a row we have been named a Top 200 Workplace in the Twin Cities, by our staff members and the Star Tribune!
AARP Employer Pledge
We signed the AARP Employer Pledge, affirming the value of experienced workers. As an organization we are committed to developing a diverse culture of inclusion.
Wellness by Design
We have been recognized as a Wellness by Design winner! The award recognizes organizations that make employee health a priority through creative and effective wellness initiatives.
Would you like to join our team?
If you would like more information about a position in the west or east metro, contact our recruiters:
Katie Belina at
(952) 345-8555 or
Rachel Southa at
(952) 277-2459 or
One of our core values as an organization is to provide an inclusive workplace where people are appreciated and recognized for their good work. We are proud to offer you a career with the opportunity for growth. We value diversity, life-long learning, and person-centered collaboration within a caring and professional workplace environment. As a result of our workplace culture, we have been named one of the “Top 200 Workplaces” in the Twin Cities for 13 years in a row by the Star Tribune.
“Providing adults with with intellectual and other disabilities an opportunity to experience life to its fullest is rewarding and life-changing work,” says CEO John Estrem. “We are honored and humbled as an organization to know that our staff members feel a deep sense of purpose and direction in what they do, and it is with their support that we have become a top workplace.”
“I started my career as a Direct Support Professional, but I wanted more. My goal was to go to college to become a nurse, so I applied for the education grant (through Hammer & NER) to help pay for my education. I finished my schooling, obtained my nursing degree, and was hired as Registered Nurse. Now, with my nursing degree, I can continue to help the people I support live a full life. I just love my job!”