Representatives of Rio Tinto Alcan say some workers have already secured jobs at other firms.
Six who faced redundancy with the imminent closure of the smelter have been recruited by Nissan.
– John McCabe, Rio Tinto
It's still early days. Some people have left us and got into other roles. Six have been recruited by Nissan. But this is about getting our guys into the biggest and best employers.
Hundreds of workers are at an internal jobs fare being held at the site in Lynemouth today.
Mick Bate, a process operator, said 'it's not all doom and gloom'.
– Mick Bate, Alcan worker
It's a good fair, but it's a bit daunting. If you're prepared to move there's a lot of opportunity. But I have a family here...but there's things out there.