The third annual Veteran’s Entrepreneur’s Opportunity Conference took place Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Building in San Luis Obispo.
The event was open to everyone but focused on providing resources to help veterans create or expand businesses.
The national unemployment rate is 9 percent, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the jobless rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have not been on active duty since 2001 is higher than the national average at 12.1 percent, up from 11.7 percent in September and an average of 10.5 percent in 2010.
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