(Adds company comment, background, previous Frankfurt) DETROIT, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co.'s German unit plans to cut a further 1,700 jobs by the end of this year through early retirement as Ford's European business seeks to cut costs. Ford spokesman Ken Zino in Dearborn, Michigan, said Ford-Werke AG would offer early retirements to its salaried and hourly work forces, expecting about 700 salaried employees and 1,000 hourly workers to take the offers. Cologne-based Ford-Werke ...
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