Roundup: IT job fair / LSU hazing case / Microsoft, AT&T deal 

    Job fair: General Informatics, a technology provider for businesses, governments and schools, is having a career fair on at the company’s headquarters at the northwest corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Highland Road from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The Baton Rouge-based technology firm says it’s looking to hire entry-level IT support specialists, network engineers and software developers. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and to bring copies of their résumés. Read the full announcement from Louisiana Economic Development. 

    Verdict: A jury has convicted a former LSU student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge’s drinking death during a hazing incident nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour Wednesday to convict 21-year-old Matthew Naquin in the death of 18-year-old Max Gruver. Naquin, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, faces a sentence ranging from probation to up to five years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 16. Read the full story. 

    Handshake: Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc on Wednesday said they reached a deal under which the telecommunications company will tap Microsoft’s Azure cloud service for its computing needs and use Microsoft 365, which includes Office productivity software, for much of its 268,000-strong workforce, Reuters reports. The deal will also include work with Microsoft on expanding 5G service. The multi-year deal is worth more than $2 billion. Read the full story. 

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