More than 100 workers at Sunoco's idled refinery in Marcus Hook have been told not to report to work next week, the company said.
The workers have not been laid off and will be paid through the end of the month, said Sunoco spokesman Thomas Golembeski.
He said the workers were told not to come to work beginning Monday because there was nothing for them to do.
Sunoco idled the Marcus Hook refinery Dec. 1 and is winding down operations at the refinery. It's unclear how long that process will take, and about 200 hourly workers remain.
Workers told not to report can use the time off to go to outplacement workshops and a job fair at the Marcus Hook Community Center the company has organized, Golembeski said.