Nissan and Huntsmen are among the firms on their way into Lynemouth to try create job opportunities for laid-off Alcan workers.
The companies are gathering to hold an internal jobs fair at the smelter.
Rio Tinto confirmed it is closing the smelter and would make more than 500 people redundant.
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Steve McClaren says he's "very disappointed" by Derby County's decision to terminate his contract.
Derby County fans have been tweeting their reaction to the news that Steve McClaren has been sacked from his position as head coach.
Derby County have terminated the contract of Head Coach Steve McClaren with immediate effect.