Labor Forecast

How do I use the Labor Forecast?

4/17/23 Release Updates: Under the hood, the entire forecast feature is new. This means a much faster experience for RIVET users, with the ability to forecast 10 years into the future and easily jump into any date. The page itself is the same forecasting experience you're used to.


  • Jobs on the forecast no longer expand. Key actions for the job can be found by clicking the ‘more’ icon on each job.
  • Insight into the percentage of the job forecasted can be found by opening the baseball card on the forecast.
  • You can forecast 10 years into the future and easily adjust by selecting the ‘Jump to Date’ button on the top of the forecast schedule.

To use the automated Forecast Builder, reference the Forecast Builder article.


1. Navigate to the Jobs view and select Forecast from the overhead menu.

You can display the cells in Standard which shows numbers of workers scheduled on the left and forecasted workers in the box on the right. Or you can display a Clean view which shows only scheduled workers in the past and forecasted workers today and in the future. You can also view your data by day or week, and calculate labor forecasted by hours or workers.

2. Expand a job by selecting the carrot to reference the job’s number, default schedule, labor hours bid, labor hours forecasted, and percent complete. Actual labor hours to date, hours used versus hours bid, and total labor costs billed to date are also tracked with progress bars.

3. Looking at the schedule for the forecast, you will see a set of two numbers. The number on the left denotes actual labor scheduled. The number inside of the box on the right indicated forecasted labor needs.

4. Select the 3 vertical dots within a cell to perform additional actions. For example, choose Insert Comment to indicate a specific person that can fill a forecasted position, Fill value to end date to extend your forecast, or delay forecast from date.

5. Once you’ve recorded your forecast, select **Publish** in the top right corner to send to your Schedule and Roster Board. This will prompt schedulers to assign workers to placeholder positions.