About us

What is GlobalWorkers?

Quite simply, Global Workers is a boutique agency specialized in mediating the recruitment and placement of low-skilled or unskilled workers from a number of countries in Asia to perform the grimy, demanding, gruelling, back-breaking unglamorous and, generally, low-paying jobs that demand long hours, come with wretched schedules and tough work conditions that virtually no citizen from a EU country, Canada, Australia, USA or the like will ever stop to consider, much less accept. Sectors we specialize in are, essentially, agriculture, forestry and manufacturing. However, we have the resources and connections to recruit for fishing, mining and heavy industry sectors as well.

Sectors we specialize in are, essentially, agriculture, forestry and manufacturing. However, we have the resources and connections to recruit for fishing, mining and heavy industry sectors as well.

We can locate and mediate the recruitment of loyal and hardworking low-skilled or unskilled workers from many parts of the underdeveloped world – whether an employer needs just one or one thousand. If the ability to speak and understand English is a must, that is no problem for us.

Executive search, headhunting, recruitment of management or technical personnel or any high-skilled workers is not our something we know how to do or are interested in learning– if you are looking for these services we encourage you to knock on another door.

who are we

Global Workers Lda. is structured on a cornerstone alliance between an agency in India and another in Portugal. However, we have also built a trustworthy and reliable network of connections with a select and small number of agents and agencies spread out across the Middle East and Asia.

Global Workers Lda. is structured on a cornerstone alliance between an agency in India and another in Portugal. However, we have also built a trustworthy and reliable network of connections with a select and small number of agents and agencies spread out across the Middle East and Asia.

We have embarked on a diverse range of international recruitment mediation assignments – mediating the recruitment and placement of workers from Asia on Portuguese farms, recruiting and placing Portuguese nurses in UK old age homes and finding jobs for Portuguese trades workers and long haul truck drivers in western Canada. We have learned a great deal from all our experiences.

Just as it the case with many other professional activities, there is a lot more to international recruitment and placement than meets the naked eye – a comment that surely qualifies as one of the biggest understatements of the year. There are an incredible amount of bad apples, voyeurs, scammers, despicable, cruel and unscrupulous people dealers with a “get rich quick by any means” mentality in this business – not only “agents” and “agencies”, but employers as well.

Those with no experience in international recruitment and sourcing business should be aware that they are walking into a lion´s den when they choose to become involved in this activity.

Global Workers has made more than its fair share of mistakes and wrong calls. Trial and error is virtually unavoidable – all those who are engaged in this activity are sure to agree.

We have learned and survived from our missteps and possess, today, a far better understanding of the inner workings of this business and what´s required to get it right and be successful – without doing harm to anyone or damaging our reputation in the process. We have separated the wheat from the chaff.

Making the wrong decisions and taking the wrong approach – especially when choosing the employer to mediate the recruitment for and/or the overseas partner to work with to get the job done – can create an incredibly messy situation and, even worse, have a devastating and long-term impact on innocent lives – lives of people who placed their trust in us.

Providing mediation services for international recruitment and placement is something we handle with great care, responsibility and caution. It´s a people business – and, at Global Workers, people always come first.

Philosophy and Core Values

The internet is awash with hogwash about how international recruitment or manpower businesses or agencies go about doing their business. Nowhere can the be plain truth be found about how things REALLY work or operate.