A careers roadshow event is due to be held in the North East to encourage and support people at every stage of their working life.
The National Careers Service is bringing the 'Jobs Bus' to Stockton-on-Tees's High Street on Thursday and Middlesbrough's Corporation Road on Friday.
Unemployment in the North East currently stands at 10.3% - significantly higher than the national average.
The Job Confidence Index found that 27% of residents in the North East feel their confidence in their job or ability to find work has decreased in the last three months.
- Nationally, it was found that 24% of unemployed people do not feel confident about updating their CV
- More than half (52%) would like to meet employers
- 18% want more careers and jobs advice.
Gary Flavell, 40, from Stockton-on-Tees, has already benefited from National Careers Service advice.
He is now a full-time security officer after he was made redundant in the height of the economic recession.