UPDATE 2-Ford to cut 3,000 salaried jobs in cost push


(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 employees on Tuesday. The cuts are part a drive at the world's second-largest automaker to meet its profit forecasts despite higher-than-expected costs from Detroit's ongoing price wars. Mostly because of ...

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