"employers are countering that the talent pool is lacking"
Well what do they expect when the standard US science text book is becoming the Bible.
If you reject the Theory of Evolution you must reject the underlying science that supports the Theory of Evolution. This includes rejecting the fundamental principles of chemistry since it is the fundamental principles of chemistry that cause the variations in DNA replication which in turn cause the mutations that drive The Theory of Evolution.
So if you reject the fundamental principles of chemistry, that chemical reactions are automatic and rule based, then you must believe that God Himself preforms each and every chemical reaction in the Universe.
Now according to the Bible Man has free will. This means that God does not know what Man is going to do nor when he is going to do it.
So if I have a glass of vinegar and a spoon full of baking soda, it is up to me alone if and when I put the baking soda into the vinegar to to produce CO2. God does not know when this will happen because I have free will.
Yet when I do put the baking soda into the vinegar the expected reaction happens. Which because the fundamental principles of chemistry are in error can only happen if God is doing it.
Therefore I have summoned God to do my bidding. I have dominion over God.