Northumberland's long history of aluminium smelting has come to an end with the closure of the Alcan smelter at Lynemouth.
More than 500 people will lose their jobs by the end of the year, in what the GMB Union described as a "catastrophic" day for the region.
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The event will be open to everyone affected by unemployment and will feature jobs from a number of employers as well as advice on training.