People facing unemployment are being given support following the news Northallerton is facing massive job losses as a result of the closure of its prison and Rural Payments Agency office.
Since then, the Local Area Partnership has started a programme of action.
This includes educating people who face job losses, help people set up their own businesses and helping potential employees network with potential employers.
An event will take place at a JobCentre+ jobs fair on October 17 at the town hall in Northallerton. A second event is planned for October 24.