By Egotist / / The Nerdery has its headquarters in Minnesota, where the unemployment rate is two percent below the national average — but the jobless rate is miniscule everywhere among skilled web professionals. Bottom line: The Nerdery needs more Nerds — and eventually, maybe all of them. For now, The Nerdery is rallying the community at-large to support its Nerd Drive to hire 100 Nerds in 100 days. Anyone referring a nerd they know will earn $100 if their referral gets an interview — and their referral bonus grows to $500 after their nerd has worked 90 days for The Nerdery. Much like a PBS member drive, thank-you gifts for supporters will escalate in value. Anyone who simply refers a nerd will be sent an “I Love Nerds” pocket protector; they’ll be rewarded with a mug if their referral follows through and applies for a Nerdery job. With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City, The Nerdery has made Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in its first five years of eligibility, and has roughly doubled its staff and revenue almost every year since its founding by three programmers in 2003. We do indeed love our Nerds locally, but this seems like a genuine opportunity for Nerd bliss — or at least for you to get some shiny swag out of referring a Nerd The Nerdy’s way. Give it a look.