UPDATE 1-Ford to cut 3,000 salaried jobs in cost drive

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(Updates first paragraph with new totals from company) By Justin Hyde DETROIT, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. will cut some 3,000 salaried jobs by releasing 1,700 contract workers and eliminating 1,300 vacant jobs in a bid to slash costs by the end of the year, the company told its employees on Tuesday. The move came the same day the United Auto Workers announced it had ratified new contracts with Ford and Visteon Corp. that lets Ford close four plants employing nearly 4,600 people ...

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