About Us

Golden Opportunities International, LLC is a work placement service that assists United States employers in the agricultural business find hard-working, reliable employees.

We recruit English speaking people from South Africa and Mexico who want to come to the United States and work. We have 2 offices in South Africa that screen people very well. We also place Mexican employees and have recently partnered with a recruiter in Mexico. It is both wonderful and rewarding to see all the relationships that are built worldwide between employers and their employees.

We work exclusively with the H-2A Visa work program for Agricultural business and the H-2B Visa work program for Non-Agricultural business. The H-2A process takes 60-75 days from the date the paperwork is started to the date the workers receive a permit which allows them to enter the United States. The H-2B process takes 60-120 days and only 66,000 H-2B visas are issued annually (this amount is subject to change and can be viewed on the USCIS-United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website).

Golden Opportunities is a company that takes pride in its work, and will give the most prompt service to all our employers. Our motto is, “Your Satisfaction Is Our Inspiration.” The riches in life, for us, are to work with people, build lasting relationships with people, and to be there to help when the workload is too much to handle.

We thank the Lord for all the success in our business; after all, we are just the workers. Without our loyal, dedicated clients, who have trusted us with their businesses, we would not be successful. We want to thank every employee that has faith in Golden Opportunities International LLC to match them successfully with employers in the USA. We would also like to thank the employers who make this experience possible for the employees.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”​​​

​- Philippians 4:13

Our Values
Loyalty
We will remain loyal to ourselves, our beliefs and steadfast in our pursuit. We will remain loyal to our customers by doing what we say and standing behind the service we provide.
Honesty
We will remain honest and truthful in the actions and the decisions we make every day.
Integrity
We will remain steadfast in our moral beliefs , actions and ethics. We will do the right thing no matter who is watching.
Excellence
We will provide excellent customer service to every customer every time.
About Golden Opportunities International LLC

USA Office

Heleen van Tonder, her husband, children came to America in 1999. They knew it would not be easy to leave their families and friends behind, but we wanted to live the American dream. With the help from our God and very hard work, they know that it can be done. Leaving famil y and friends behind that were so precious to them was not easy to do. As a family they are so blessed and cannot thank the Lord enough for all the Blessings they receive every day.

Having had their own businesses in South Africa, Heleen quickly realized the need of the American employer for reliable dependable foreign workers who can speak and understand English. She started Golden Opportunities International LLC in 2001. Today, as she looks back she realizes her husband knew her better than she knew herself. She was frustrated that she did not know what type of business she should start in America and her husband told her “Do what you do best, you love working with people, and that is what you need to do.” Her dream started one day at Myrtle Beach, SC. In her heart she was uncertain, but she knew that “strength does not come from what you can do; it comes from overcoming the things you thought you cannot do.”​​​ With that attitude she took on the new challenge that turned into the business it is today.

About Amazing Golden Opportunities

South Africa Office

In 2002 Heleen approached Celia van Heerden to join Golden Opportunities International LLC as a recruiter. She started Amazing Golden Opportunities in South Africa. Celia and Heleen have grown together in this business over the many years they have worked together. Celia is a perfectionist in her work and will go the extra mile for all of her clients.

She is a dedicated and hard worker and will give her very best to all her clients. Her professionalism makes her outstanding and she never complains. She is there for all her clients and makes sure the process of going through the Consulate is hassle-free for everyone. I am proud to have her on my team and she knows what it takes to work long hours to get employees here in time. She has a very good reputation with the U.S. Consulate offices in South Africa.

About Earn Abroad

South Africa Office

Magda Swart joined Golden Opportunities International LLC in 2004 as a recruiter. She first started her business under the name Grippon and later changed it to Earn Abroad. Magda has proven herself as hardworking and dedicated to her clients. She has also a very good reputation with the U.S. Consulate offices in South Africa. She will go the extra mile for her clients. Heleen is very proud to have her on the team.

Mexico Office

The Mexico office has been recruiting for us since 2013 as a recruiter for workers from Mexico. They work with different Consulate offices in Mexico and have a good relationship with the Consulates in Mexico. We are very proud to have them on our team.